Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Beta)

Jeff Barr gave a talk about Amazon Web Services at .NET user group. AWE is cool, but I heared his talk before. The news to me about AWE is Amazon Simple Queue Service (Beta) that was released today.

The Amazon Simple Queue Service offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components. Registered developers have free access to the Simple Queue Service during the Beta, but storage is limited to 4,000 queue entries per developer. The maximal size for each entry is 1 MB.

Using the Amazon Simple Queue Service, you can decouple components of your application so that they run independently, with the Queue Service easing messaging management between components. Any component of a distributed application can store any type of data in a reliable queue at Any other component or application can then later retrieve the data, using queue semantics.

It seems to me that the Queue can be used to store semi-secret data.


Post a Comment

<< Home