Scaling Data Storage with Cincom Smalltalk
Modern applications have large (and growing) needs for data storage and access. It’s true that storage costs are declining, and that adding more is easy – but managing storage yourself also means managing all the administrative overhead and backup. Many companies are dealing with that issue by using cloud services such as Amazon – where you only pay for what you use, and you can scale your usage up and down as your needs (and budget) demand.
Using Cincom Smalltalk, you can take advantage of Amazon’s services easily. Your application developers need only apply to Amazon for a set of application keys (a full automated, web based request) – after which they can add cloud storage facilities using the ease and power of Smalltalk.
Why use Smalltalk for this? After all, you can access Amazon’s services in just about any toolset available. Smalltalk is still the most productive answer available – with the immediate feedback available from Smalltalk, developers can do fully iterative development, taking advantage of the full range of development and debugging tools that Smalltalk is known for.