Amazon once again is again stepping up its game in the IaaS space. This morning they announced support for SimpleDB in their Eclipse plugin. You can now administer your SimpleDB data without writing a single line of code.
With each release, Amazon is pushing into the space of companies like Rightscale and forcing these types of vendors reevaluate their offerings.
The installation/update is pretty painless and you can get started working against your domains after a quick little setup. The video to the left shows a good overview of the functionality.
Features for the Amazon SimpleDB plugin include:
- Create, view, and delete domains (databases) for all of your accounts
- Add, edit, and delete items (records) and their attributes (columns)
- Write Select queries against your data and view, modify and export the results