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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Amazon Web Services

Amazon has launched its first batch of paid Web services.

The first type of Web services is the information providing services which provides query results about the products Amazon sells. The second type of Web services is for network computing. The notion behind it is to put applications and data online. Then you need just to send your computational tasks to the site. Amazon also put the storage services and queue services independently, so you can connect distributed application, not from Amazon, by using the queue and storage. The third type of Web services is the payment services. It supports micro payments between different parties. You can use its service to build your e-commerce services.

What a magic! All the concepts of network computing and micro payment are implemented, due to Web services.

By the way, we are going to participate Amazon Web service start-up challenge. We use Amazon Web service for teaching Web services and data mining. We have some ideas to implement.

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