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A Developer’s Guide to Amazon SimpleDB by Mocky Habeeb

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9. Increasing Performance

Concern for SimpleDB performance is expressed frequently and comparisons to standard database products are often made. There are many steps that can be taken to ensure the best possible performance when making calls into SimpleDB. This chapter explains these techniques in a practical way with code samples.

SimpleDB is fast—not super-fast, but fast. SimpleDB is not the king of total throughput or complex query speed. Nevertheless, for the simple cases, speed is probably not going to be one of your problems. How you use the service has important implications on how it will perform, however: If you use it in certain ways, it simply will not be fast.

Determining If SimpleDB Is Fast Enough

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