AWS is also eating its own dog food: itís already using DynamoDB for its e-commerce platform and on sites like IMDB, SmugMug, and Elsevier. A software development kit has also been published, and the company is keen for developers to get cracking on the service.
Thereís currently 100MB of free storage, with five writes/second and 10 reads/second (up to 40 million per month), so people can try out the basics. The base costs for the data storage is a dollar per gigabyte per month, although Amazon warns that itíll be adding 100 bytes per item for indexing. Transmission costs are on a sliding scale of five to 12 cents per gigabyte for data coming out of the system, with incoming data free to receive, and full location control.
[theregister.co.uk...] These steps to speedup/beef-up AWS services with NoSQL and SSD drives might produce a new level of spider/crawler/bot activity. At those dollar values, might even be worth it. :(