- Amazon Web Services – The new site offers better navigation and easier access to the content related to each service. All of the relevant options and links are available in a series of convenient pull-down menus. It is now much easier to find AWS news, events, and media coverage. Dedicated sections on the right side provide convenient access to information of interest to developers (including the once elusive AMI directory) and to business managers
- Amazon launches pre-emptive strike against Microsoft’s planned cloud platform | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com – Amazon announced that it plans to offer developers this fall the ability to run Windows Server or SQL Server via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). According to the Amazon Web Services site, “the ability to run a Windows environment within Amazon EC2 has been one of our most requested features, and we are excited to be able to provide this capability.”
- Start-Ups Mine Database Field — Nimble Software Helps Make Sense Of Information Tide Business Innovation – Most databases are based on technology that originated 30 years ago. But change is in the air.
A mob of start-ups have been developing variants of the software, which provides the equivalent of filing cabinets for corporate information. Customers say the offerings are generating faster answers to questions that require sifting through huge volumes of business information.
- Greenplum’s petabyte-scale database supports data warehouses, bi databases, and the data warehouse appliance with MapReduce – Greenplum is redefining the database for Petabyte-scale analytics at breakthrough speeds with MapReduce. Gain competitive advantage and extreme scalability at a lower cost, by managing all of your data on commodity hardware running the Greenplum database
- The Singapore Grand Prix – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Formula One Racing held its 800th race on Sunday in Singapore,with the Singapore Grand Prix – also the first Formula One race held at night. Organizers built, then lined a 5 kilometer track with over 1,600 lamps, said to be four times brighter than those used at football stadiums.
- Favre’s 6 TDs lead Jets past Cardinals 56-35 – NFL – Yahoo! Sports – Brett Favre set a career high and tied Joe Namath’s Jets mark with six touchdown passes, including three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of a series of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter before holding on to beat the Cardinals 56-35 on Sunday
- Barack at the Debate in Oxford, MS 9-26-2008 – a set on Flickr – Candid behind-the-scenes photos from Obama campaign photographer David Katz (via John Gruber and the Daring Fireball)
- Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads – Yahoo! News – A security hole in Adobe Systems Inc software, used to distribute movies and TV shows over the Internet, is giving users free access to record and copy from Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service
- Mini-Microsoft: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain (Microsoft) Officers – First SPSA. Now this. Microsoft is dying from the inside, and the folks sucking it dry have zero motivation to change things. It's working out pretty damn well for them.
- Obsessable: Your personal technology guide. – Obsessable covers the latest in the world of technology, including cell phones, cameras, and HDTVs — obsessively, of course.
Daily del.icio.us for September 27th through October 1st