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Amazon has floated a new cloud based on MySQL, giving sky-high developers instant access to a database that's not its very own SimpleDB creation. Dubbed the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), the new offering is essentially MySQL running atop the company's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The company has long offered …

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The Road Show Keeps on Rolling

This is a useful step forward. SimpleDB always seemed a barmy idea to me.

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Hmm...

A quick look at the mathematics, am I correct in thinking a single instance will cost $800 per year or am I doing something wrong?

I wouldn't mind outsourcing the database part of one application but the application certainly isn't worth that kind of money.

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Elastic Compute Cloud.

Presumably so called because every time someone drives past in a Ferrari, the elastic snaps and its knickers fall down.

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