[Chicago] Google App engine is python powered

John Melesky john at phaedrusdeinus.org
Tue Apr 8 23:40:23 CEST 2008

On Apr 8, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Chris McAvoy wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 2:59 PM, Feihong Hsu <hsu.feihong at yahoo.com>  
> wrote:
>> Amazon handles relational databases just fine.
> Sort of, it's just not persistent.  If you shut down your instance,
> you lose your data.  Unless there's something new I haven't heard of.

Not from Amazon, but there are third-party efforts out there, notably  


which builds a persistent filesystem for EC2 on top of S3.

Also on the EC2 front, there's Scalr, a transparent scaling system on  
top of EC2:


Between the two of those, Amazon's platform becomes much more high- 


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