Thursday, March 06, 2008

Microsoft launches its alternative to Amazon’s SimpleDB | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

A timely snapshot from Mary Jo Foley; see the full post for more context-setting and details; also see the SQL Server Data Services site

According to Microsoft’s frequently-asked-questions document on its Web site, users can host an unlimited amount of data via SSDS

Microsoft is expecting small-to-mid-size businesses; developers and service providers hosting data-intensive and “mashup on-demand applications”; and enterprise customers building edge applications interested in collaborating on large or shared data sets to be the primary customers for the service. Among the target applications Microsoft foresees as being prime targets for this kind of storage service: archival data, reference data, and business applications like HR services, healthcare records-management and social-networking apps, among others.

Microsoft launches its alternative to Amazon’s SimpleDB | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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