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Amazon AWS SimpleDB for Website Analytics

05 Apr 2010

So I tried mongoDB, but the math didn’t add up. I’m now doing the math for using AWS’s SimpleDB for website analytics.

Some SimpleDB Limits

from the dev guide

Some baseline numbers to work with

Math on Attributes Constraint

1 billion attributes / (10,000 sessions/day * 25 attributes) + (10,000 secondary page views/day * 10 attributes) = 2900 days = 8 years of data based on the attributes constraint

Now with this project, I’m only up to 1600 sessions per day, but I expect the growth to continue FAR beyond 10k per day.