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Amazon Dynamo Database

"Dynamo" can be used to describe a very energetic individual. Not surprisingly so, the ability to remain on the go is just what Amazon Dynamo Database was created to do.

Amazon Dynamo, a newer version of Amazon SimpleDB, is designed to scale as an organization's application grows in popularity. The NoSQL database service by Amazon.com works by the client telling it how many requests per second it needs to handle and the rest is done automatically. This service can be a good option for organizations that are interested in having a cross-platform hosted service.

Amazon Dynamo works by storing data on solid state drives and then replicating information across availability zones to protect data. Built for the cloud, the design is supposed to help protect against downtime.

Some of the most well-known companies using Amazon Dynamo include IMDB, The New York Times and Heroku.

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