About a week ago Amazon announced its newest web service SimpleDB. After reading the email to announce it I went straight to their site to try to get into the initial Beta program. Crossing my fingers that I might get in soon. Not sure what I want to do on the new platform, but I am sure I can find a good use for it. Worst case is that I play with it and then wait for a new client that this will fit with. From the information posted about it so far it sounds like it is really meant to be a simple database to store possibly meta data on objects and then store the larger objects in Amazon’s S3 service. The cost of the service is a combination of server usage, bandwidth and storage. Might be pretty cool for a video sharing site.