Easy to use, free key-value Web service

March 23, 2012 Comments Off on Easy to use, free key-value Web service

If you’re building a lightweight application that needs key/value storage or just trying to expand your understanding of NoSQL, check out OpenKeyval.org. It’s a free, open source Web service that lets you store up to 64Kb of key/value pairs each day. You can then securely retrieve this information and even grant access to others.

To help you get started, the web site provides examples of several different connectivity methods, including:

  • cURL
  • HTML
  • JSONP

There are also some nice user contributions of utilities, libraries, and so on.

To me, this is a great example of the intersection of cloud computing, Big Data, and SOA. I predict that we’ll be seeing more innovative services like this in the future. Check it out.

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