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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.

Marry Amazon Kinesis and Storm Using the New Kinesis Storm Spout

Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streamed data at massive scale. When we launched Kinesis in November of 2013, we also introduced the Kinesis Client Library. You can use the client library to build applications that process streaming data. It will handle complex issues such as load-balancing of streaming data, […]

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New Financial Services Category in the AWS Marketplace

Today we are making the AWS Marketplace even more useful with the addition of a new Financial Services category. You can now find, buy, and immediately start using powerful charting, time synchronization, data visualization, and transaction applications and services. Here’s a sampling of the offerings in this new category: ChartIQ is a developer-friendly financial visualization […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 20, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 20 We announced New M3 Sizes + Features, Reduced EBS Prices, and Reduced S3 Prices. The AWS Application Management Blog talked about Using DynamoDB and SNS with Elastic Beanstalk in any Supported AWS Region. Tuesday, January 21 The AWS Security Blog […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Turns Two…

We introduced Amazon DynamoDB just two years ago. Since that time our customers have come to appreciate the power and convenience of this fully managed and highly scalable NoSQL database. DynamoDB was designed to be a database service capable of serving the ever-growing needs of Amazon.com. With single-digit latency for reads and writes, it is […]

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Faster & More Cost-Effective SSD-Based Nodes for Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift provides customers with fast, fully managed, SQL-based data warehousing in the AWS Cloud at a tenth the price of traditional solutions. In previous blog posts, weve talked about Redshifts launch, global expansion, and new features. Today we are making Redshift faster and more cost-effective by adding Dense Compute Nodes. This new SSD-based storage […]

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AWS Update – New M3 Sizes & Features + Reduced EBS Prices + Reduced S3 Prices

I’ve got lots of great AWS news today! Here’s a summary: M3 instances are now available in two additional sizes. Several additional features are now available for newly launched M3 instances. Prices for S3 storage have been reduced by up to 22%. Prices for EBS Standard volume storage and I/O operations have been reduced by […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 13, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 13 We announced that you can now Launch AWS Marketplace Software Into VPCs with 1-Click. We launched AWS Training and Certification for Developers and SysOps. We announced a New Database Version and Time Zone Option for Amazon RDS for Oracle Database. […]

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2013 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published

In 2013, AWS released more than 200+ features and services. In addition to the launches, we also had a record year in creating self-service content that help customers understand the real value of breadth and depth of our powerful platform. This post summarizes some of the technical content that we published based on the requests […]

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