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EclipseCon 2009 Day 3 Summary

Posted by arungupta on March 25, 2009 at 9:28 PM PDT



Attended the keynote session href="http://www.eclipsecon.org/2009/sessions?id=752">Building
Applications for the Cloud with Amazon at href="http://www.eclipsecon.org/2009/">EclipseCon 2009,
Day 3 ( href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/glassfish_tools_bundle_for_eclipse">day
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/glassfish_beanie_open_solaris_cd">2
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/eclipsecon_2009_day_2_in">here).
Here are some brag
points
about Amazon
Web Services
gathered from the session:

  • 88 million customers, operated in 7 countries, data centers
    all around the world, core competency externalized for customers,
    pay-as-you-go
    model.
  • AWS Elastic Compute Cloud has 2 components:
    • Compute
      EC2
      : Rent by the hour, spin up/dial down based upon the need.
    • Storage
      S3
      : Access from anywhere with fairly low latency
  • Some simple primitives like href="http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/">SimpleDB
    (database), Simple
    Queue Service
    (messaging), href="http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/">Cloud Front
    (content delivery), Flexible
    Payments Service
    (payments), href="https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome">Mechanical Turk
    (on-demand workforce) on top of Compute & Storage.
  • 1/2 millon registered developers on AWS
  • 40 billion objects stories in S3 (4 times growth in last
    year)
  • href="http://blog.animoto.com/2008/04/21/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-on-animoto/">Animoto
    case study:  Growth from 40 to 5000 instance after
    launching facebook application
  • AWS Principles: Reliable, Scalable, Low-latency, Flexible,
    Easy-to-use, Inexpensive
  • AWS Usage: Web site/Application hosting, Media
    distribution, Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Financial apps,
    High-performance computing, Software development/testing

SmugMug CEO
shared their usage of EC2 and S3 for href="http://blogs.smugmug.com/don/2008/06/03/skynet-lives-aka-ec2-smugmug/">SkyNet
(fka Rubberband):

  • Millions of photos/day
  • BIG photos, upto 24MB, 48mpix
  • 40+ terapixels processed/day
  • Peaky traffic on holidays/weekend (elastic)
  • Full HD processing: 1920 x 1080p
  • No capital costs, Elastic, Better taxes: No depreciation
    & amortization
  • Totally autonomous, make a decision (roughly once a minute)
    to turn on/off a worker, takes into consideration approx 50+ inputs
    such as historical data, type of job, queue status, recent activity

And then was the fun part where href="http://aws.amazon.com/eclipse/">AWS Toolkit for Eclipse
was announced. It was pretty cool to deploy a web application ( href="http://www.jspwiki.org/">JSPWiki in this
case) to a local server and then the same application to a Tomcat
cluster on EC2. And you can even debug after attaching to a running
instance as well. Pretty cool! And it was certainly exciting to know
that GlassFish
is already on their roadmap :)



And then I spent rest of the day talking to attendees and preparing
this blog! The GlassFish beanies were a huge hit all around the floor
and we also distributed Hudson
stickers.



Here are some pictures of Day 3:


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And the complete photo album below:



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