Earlier this year my good friend and mentor Jim Gray dropped by at Amazon to interview me for ACM Queue magazine. I had real fun with Jim’s questions and I like to believe that the resulting interview is interesting. It appeared in this month’s edition and runs about 8 pages in the print edition.
It interview touches on many different topics around the Amazon Platform and I believe that there is quite a bit of information in the article that has never been publicized before. We get into Amazon’s technology history, scalability of services, the service architecture, large scale testing, large scale development, the retail and enterprise partner platforms, hiring, the relationship with academia, and many more.