It was great to hear some of the architectural changes Hyves had to go through as it faced ever increasing load. Personally I always want more details, but luckily there was plenty of time for questions.
Of course Werner Vogel's dropping by and taking questions was a bonus.
0 · December 9, 2011
My apologies. I was pointing out what I thought was an obvious flaw, which I can back up with first hand knowledge. I am not critical of the talk, nor of the speaker - who I do not know. I am not even critical of AWS, which I can be in other fora. I am only pointing out that AWS is a tool, and without the knowledge to use the tool the tool is useless. At the time I knew them Hyves didn't have the knowledge.
Apparently 2 people agreed with my assessment enough to like my comment.
0 · November 29, 2011
Welcome to the AWS User Group meetup. Really nice you are interested in this group, and decided to join us.
But, why is your first message so unnecessarily critical? Everyone involved, including the people of Hyves, volunteer to make this happen. The only thing that drives us is to share and learn from each others experiences.
If you have a nice and interesting story, I invite you to come and speak yourself the next AWS User Group.
2 · November 28, 2011
I doubt AWS would have helped Hyves, what Hyves needed more than AWS is people with experience in creating Big Data systems. A number of people, including myself, with years of experience building Big Data systems were rejected by college graduates with book knowledge.
0 · November 25, 2011