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July 29, 2004

Building the Amazon.com Platform

Listening to David Ballenber, Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com talking about
building the Amazon.com platform at OSCON 2004. The slides are broken into a few categories, just
taking down some notable statistics.

About

Development

Operations

David makes this interesting point; building an order fullfilment center is a lot like writing an
operating system. You've got input, output, management of resources, processing queues etc.

Posted by mike at July 29, 2004 3:26 PM