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A Developer’s Guide to Amazon SimpleDB by Mocky Habeeb

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5. Bulk Data Operations

This is a short chapter about the various ways to get large quantities of data into and out of SimpleDB. Actually, this really should not be a short chapter. There should be a data import and export facility built into SimpleDB, but there is not. As a result, migrating data in and out of SimpleDB on a large scale is more cumbersome than it ought to be. There is no easy or automated way to do this. Unlike S3, where you can upload the data directly or have physical storage media delivered to an AWS data center and imported for you, with SimpleDB, it is more likely that you may have to write your own tool to do this. The two available approaches to accomplish these tasks are manually with Select and BatchPutAttributes calls, ...

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