Scale an application's database on the cloud with Packt's new book on Amazon SimpleDB
07/09/2010

This book provides an in-depth understanding of the Amazon SimpleDB database, with PHP, Java, and Python examples, and teaches to run optimized database-backed applications on Amazon's Web Services cloud.

Online PR News – 09-July-2010 – – Packt is pleased to announce a new book on Amazon Simple DB that acts as a guide for developers to examine and review the Simple DB data model. Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide provides an in-depth understanding of the Amazon SimpleDB database, with PHP, Java, and Python examples, and teaches to run optimized database-backed applications on Amazon's Web Services cloud.

SimpleDB is a highly scalable, simple-to-use, and inexpensive database from Amazon Web Services. It isn't a traditional relational database and may lead to misconceptions as to how SimpleDB works. The book therefore aims to address certain preconceptions on the working of this distributed database. Users will quickly learn the differences between relational databases and SimpleDB, and the implications of using SimpleDB.

Users will be introduced to the massively scalable schema-less key-value data store, and will learn what it is, how it works, and why it is such a game-changer. Through this book, they will learn to deploy services outside the Amazon cloud and access them from any web host. Using parallel operations, caching with memcache, and asynchronous operations developers will be able to optimize the performance of their applications.

Through this book, users will learn to encode and decode various data types into string data using Lexicographical comparison with precise instructions. By using SimpleDB as the metadata store, users will be able to store large binary objects in Amazon S3. They will be able to tune SimpleDB queries using the box usage value, and at the same time avoid excessive SimpleDB requests by using a cache.

Developers interested in building scalable web-based database applications using SimpleDB will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information please visit: www.packtpub.com/amazon-simpledb-database-developer-guide/book