Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications an... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.99
  • Save: $8.22 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Solid used copy with visible wear. May be former library book. FREE SHIPPING w/AMAZON PRIME!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) Paperback – April 10, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0596156367 ISBN-10: 0596156367 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $21.77
44 New from $8.40 48 Used from $0.25
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$21.77
$8.40 $0.25
Amazon%20Web%20Services
Interested in Cloud Computing? Run virtually everything in the AWS Cloud. Web Apps, Big Data, and more. Get started for free.

Frequently Bought Together

Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) + Cloud Computing Explained: Implementation Handbook for Enterprises + Cloud Computing Architected: Solution Design Handbook
Price for all three: $81.64

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Like this book? Find similar titles in the O'Reilly Bookstore.

Product Details

  • Series: Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (April 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596156367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596156367
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond

About the Author

George Reese is the founder of two Minneapolis-based companies, enStratus Networks LLC (maker of high-end cloud infrastructure management tools) and Valtira LLC (maker of the Valtira Online Marketing Platform). Over the past 15 years, George has authored a number of technology books, including MySQL Pocket Reference, Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Java Database Best Practices, and the upcoming Web Architecture and Programming in the Cloud.

Throughout the Internet era, George has spent his career building enterprise tools for developers and delivering solutions to the marketing domain. He was an influential force in the evolution of online gaming through the creation of a number of Open Source MUD libraries and he created the first JDBC driver in 1996-the Open Source mSQL-JDBC. Most recently, George has been involved in the development of systems to support the deployment of transactional web applications in the cloud.

George holds a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife Monique and his daughters Kyra and Lindsey.


More About the Author

I am the CTO of enStratus Networks (http://www.enstratus.com), the leading cloud infrastructure management vendor for enterprise clouds. Based in Minneapolis, MN, I co-founded enStratus as a spin-off from a company in the middle of moving into the cloud, Valtira. I was the primary architect of the enStratus software as well as the Open Source cloud abstraction API for Java, Dasein Cloud (http://dasein-cloud.sf.net).

My professional career began in Hollywood working on TV shows like the People's Court and ESPN Up Close, but my "Internet Career" started in 1991 developing Open Source online gaming software, specifically the Nightmare and Dead Souls mud libraries. I got involved with Java in 1995 and wrote my first book, Database Programming with JDBC and Java in 1996.

Customer Reviews

Sadly the book was a let down on a number of fronts.
Robert Postill
Most of these techniques and tips are applicable to other clouds and traditional hosting environments.
Randy Bias
This book is a good reading and reference in general.
Andy Zhang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Monster on November 14, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
All it talks about is Amazon's EC2, S3, MapReduce. It does not talk about "Application Architecture". It does not have ideas about how to break up traditional programs into MapReduce paradigm. It should be called Cloud Operations Architecture. If it was named by that title, I'd give it 5 stars. The book itself is not bad, but it will get obsolete very quickly due to its specificity to Amazon.
subtitle should be :Building Applications and Infrastructure in Amazon Cloud
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 76 people found the following review helpful By J. Wood on August 24, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Cloud is a concept, not an absolute. This book is far too specific around EC2 from Amazon, and the promotion thereof. Alternative approaches are referenced far too rarely, and mostly at the very end. The book also flipped between business models / architectures, to dumping 128 bit encryption code from RSA. No matter who you are, much of this book will not be what you are looking for. I felt it was very biased.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lior Bar-On on July 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a very good book - I have nothing to add over the other good reviews. Important point to note is that this book is heavily focused on IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) - Amazon/GoGrid/Rackspace, while using Amazon as the main theme. If you plan to go for Google Apps/Azure/Salesforce/... - this book not directly required and may be pretty hardcore for a start.
FYI
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave P on February 13, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I understand that this was not a how to book but rather an overview of cloud computing. However I would liked to have seen more detail information.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tajan R. Kenkre on May 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have been waiting a long time for a book on architectures for Applications that run in the Cloud. Based on the reviews I had seen on Amazon on previous books on the Cloud, I gathered that the term "Cloud" was either being used as a way of attracting readers even though the contents of some of these books had nothing to do with the Cloud, or that some of the books did not deal sufficiently or well enough with the key architectural issues.
George Reese's book on Cloud Application Architectures, on the other hand, is an excellent, and in-depth treatise on the subject.
Reese has organized the book well into easily readable sections, and given very detailed information and best practices in each. He has sprinkled the book with examples of command line utility and other code to illustrate his key ideas. He is clearly an experienced practitioner of Cloud Computing. He has written the book with clarity that many other technical books lack. For each of the topics covered in the book e.g. Security, and Disaster Recovery (which, I trust, not coincidentally, rate as the top concerns of CIOs and IT Managers when making decisions about using the Cloud), Reese provides not just the key issues to consider, but also suggests different ways of addressing the issues, with the pros and cons of each.
The main examples in the book are based on Amazon Web Services, E2, and S3. I also appreciated the included sections in the back of the book by GoGrid and Rackspace, which offer different services for the Cloud. The idea of using GoGrids's CloudCenter and other similar servces may appeal to CIOs and IT Managers who are wary of the main issues of security and manageability, while Rackspace's one-stop shop approach to servers, files and sites might appeal to others.
All in all, a practical, and thoughtfully written book. I think this is a book that has the power of changing how key IT executives approach decision making about using the Cloud.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By gianouts on January 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is more of an Amazon EC2 and S3 user manual than covering Cloud Application Architecture in general.

Having said that I did find that it still did have some good content although in many areas it was very high level. Some diagrams were also missing from my copy.

There was a good Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services overview. Cloud ROI, Monitoring & Management, and reiteration that Laws need to be considered were also covered, as were development implications, and in particular multiple-server transaction management.

If you want an overview of Amazon Web Services, EC2 and S3 then this book may be right for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Chazin on January 31, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a good introduction to Infrastructure as a Service type cloud computing with a focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Just about the right level of detail to get an idea of what AWS and cloud computing is about along with a thoughtful treatment on some of the key issues and trade-offs. This is not a detailed how-to book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brandon E. Kruse on May 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
I use, and have been using EC2 in highly distributed and scalable applications that my business now relies on to function.

While EC2 has it's drawbacks, it is a great shot at hosted, on-demand, step-up application hosting.

I am telling you this book is for anyone interested in diving into this explosive technology that makes life easier, from the entrepreneur start up to the enterprise client.

I consider myself well versed in many "cloud" service providers, and this book addresses all concerns with implementations and infrastructures that I had never thought of. From basic questions to unique scenarios that are cloud and implementation specific.

George really displays his knowledge and experience throughout this book. It is a must read for anyone diving into any part of this industry.

Don't be caught without this book, knowledge, and experience. You will regret it the first time you are putting out an enterprise level fire, that could have been easily avoided.

-Brandon
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search