December 18, 2007

Perl turns 20

Perl just turned 20 - Perl 6 will probably turn 20 before it ships.

Posted by Claus at 12:05 PM | Comments (0)

December 14, 2007

Latest Amazon service: Database tables

Amazon's continued roll out of large scale grid services now also has a database. It's less interesting than it ought to have been: They haven't done unlimited scale through parallelization, but scalability in terms of number of clients accessing the server is there. What I would consider interesting, though, would have been the ability to story very large tables and query those. Since you can't do any joins it seems a pretty naive implementaiton of that would work out.
Plus points for extreme simplicity - it's a basic object/attribute store with robust but simple search functionality on top.
My previous job was a at a domain registrar - where we ran something that looks a lot like a domain registry. This would have been perfect for that kind of application.

Posted by Claus at 03:42 PM | Comments (0)