Tuesday, August 04, 2015

database: Amazon Aurora

"Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability"

webcast: Introducing Amazon Aurora: A New MySQL-Compatible Database: Event Info Page
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:00:00 PM EDT - 1:00:00 PM EDT
Amazon Aurora Architecture

Acer Windows 10 "Cloudbooks"

Acer unveils low-cost Windows 10 Cloudbooks as rival to Chromebooks - CNET
"11.6-inch screen, the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 starts at $169 and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. With its 14 inch-screen, the Aspire One Cloudbook 14 starts at $199 and weighs 3.5 pounds.
... 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.16GHz, 2GB of memory and a 16:9 LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1,366x768 pixels.

Both come with Windows 10 Home edition, along with Office 365 Personal and up to 1 terabyte of OneDrive space. Also part of the package are Acer's cloud-focused abApps -- abPhoto, abMusic, abDocs and abFiles -- all of which let you sync your files and documents with your smartphones or tablets via the cloud"