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Oct192008

Alternatives to Google App Engine

One particularly interesting EC2 third party provider is GigaSpaces with their XAP platform that provides in memory transactions backed up to a database. The in memory transactions appear to scale linearly across machines thus providing a distributed in-memory datastore that gets backed up to persistent storage.

Reader Comments (3)

Nati,

GAE has some considerable problems, but its advantage is a low cost entry point, which is its target market. What would be my cost structure for deploying on XAP in EC2?

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Hoff

GigaSpaces is free for startup and provides fairly flexible pricing which include pay-per-use, subscription and perpetual.

You can read on our pay-per use pricing here: http://www.gigaspaces.com/ec2-pricing
I would also suggest that you would read http://gevaperry.typepad.com/main/2008/07/gigaspaces-and.html">GigaSpaces and the Economics of Cloud Computing

HTH
Nati S.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered Commenternatis
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