Amazon has just announced support for SimpleDB in their European data center. That means applications running in the EU will have lower latency when accessing SimpleDB. That’s good news for SimpleDB adoption. The EU SimpleDB is a totally separate version of the service as with S3 and EC2. So, you simply use the EU endpoint (sdb.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com) and it is business as usual.
The QueryTool now has built in support for region selection, which should make it easier to test queries and export data from both places. It is available for download here
Typica is ready for the EU. Simply create the SimpleDB object with the new EU endpoint (instead of the default US endpoint);
SimpleDB sdb = new SimpleDB(accessId, secretKey, true, “sdb.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com“);