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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Now Open – AWS China (Ningxia) Region

Today we launched our 17th Region globally, and the second in China. The AWS Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), is generally available now and provides customers another option to run applications and store data on AWS in China. The Details At launch, the new China (Ningxia) Region, operated by […]

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Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository

applications have become mainstream more quickly than I ever could have imagined. Every second of every day, countless functions spring to life on an as-needed basis, take care of some critical business function, and then finish up. Our users tell us that they love the flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of this model. We want to […]

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In the Works – AWS IoT Device Defender – Secure Your IoT Fleet

Scale takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to IoT. Last year I was lucky enough to tour a gigantic factory that had, on average, one environment sensor per square meter. The sensors measured temperature, humidity, and air purity several times per second, and served as an early warning system for contaminants. I’ve […]

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New- AWS IoT Device Management

and give you a solid foundation and programming environment for your IoT devices and applications. The nature of IoT means that an at-scale device deployment often encompasses millions or even tens of millions of devices deployed at hundreds or thousands of locations. At that scale, treating each device individually is impossible. You need to be […]

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Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing

Many years ago I was wandering through the University of Maryland CS Library and found a dusty old book titled What Computers Can’t Do, adjacent to its successor, What Computers Still Can’t Do. The second book was thicker, which made me realize that Computer Science was a worthwhile field to study. While preparing to write […]

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Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Serverless Video Ingestion and Storage for Vision-Enabled Apps

Cell phones, security cameras, baby monitors, drones, webcams, dashboard cameras, and even satellites can all generate high-intensity, high-quality video streams. Homes, offices, factories, cities, streets, and highways are now host to massive numbers of cameras. They survey properties after floods and other natural disasters, increase public safety, let you know that your child is safe […]

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AWS DeepLens – Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning With Our New Video Camera

As I have mentioned a time or two in the past, I am a strong believer in life-long learning. Technological change is coming along faster than ever and you need to do the same in order to keep your skills current. For most of my career, artificial intelligence has been an academic topic, with practical […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Update – Global Tables and On-Demand Backup

AWS customers in a wide variety of industries use to store mission-critical data. Financial services, commerce, AdTech, IoT, and gaming applications (to name a few) make millions of requests per second to individual tables that contain hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of items, and count on DynamoDB to return results in single-digit milliseconds. […]

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