Nobody thinks of directory services like LDAP or Active Directory as fonts of innovation. But to Amazon, they are a starting point for building something new.A new public offering from Amazon called Cloud Directory aims to take the ho-hum idea behind a directory service—a hierarchical database—and endow it with features that make it useful to a far wider range of applications.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld’s 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
Move fast, change things—just don’t break them
Cloud Directory is essentially a hierarchical database designed to allow the data stored inside to be seen via multiple hierarchies.

Amazon cites as an example a company org chart that can be navigated in multiple ways, such as by geography or reporting structure.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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