Public Data Goes on Amazon’s Cloud

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services announced today it is providing free access to centralized data sets in the Internet cloud. The Amazon subsidiary will host large data sets from genomics, bioinformatics, economics, U.S. Census information, and other areas, which researchers and developers can access from the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud software platform. The effort is intended to fuel innovation, accelerate the pace of new discoveries, and, of course, bring more users into Amazon’s cloud computing services.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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