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Amazon SimpleDB Developer Guide by Prabhakar Chaganti, Rich Helms

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Chapter 10. Parallel Processing

So far, all our queries and interaction with SimpleDB have been the single-threaded way. The data that we have been inserting has not really needed anything else. However, one of the things that really sets it apart is its support for concurrency and parallel operations. This support is what truly makes it a scalable database. In this chapter, we will explore how to run parallel operations against SimpleDB using boto.

  • Discuss the concept of BatchPutAttributes and explore its usage with code samples in Java, PHP, and Python
  • Parallelize our SimpleDB requests with examples in Java, PHP, and Python

BatchPutAttributes

The original release of SimpleDB only provided the ability to update or save attributes for a single item ...

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