As thousands start-ups running for the Web 2.0 gold rush, some vendors have setup their vending machine to sell the water. Amazon is the first and has the most comprehensive inventory, S3, SimpleDB and EC2; then followed by Microsoft’s SSDS. Now Google may sell their BigTable according the source from TechCrunch. Now the game becomes interesting. Who would be the next water vendor?
My guess is Sun. Sun ride the trend of dot com up and down. As a experience player in the grid computing, Sun has built the infrastructure for distributed computing; plus they recently acquired MySQL with $1B. It won’t be a surprise in the next morning Sun announces a new data service based upon MySQL clustering, or even the fusion of grid computing and database service.