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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.

New CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon Simple Workflow

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF for short) coordinates tasks and manages state for cloud-based applications. You can focus on your business logic and on your application instead of building complex glue code and implementing your own state machines. Among many other use cases, our customers are using SWF to manage complex video encoding pipelines, […]

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Welcome to the new AWS Blog!

You are now reading the newest version of the AWS Blog! After hosting the blog externally for nearly ten years, we decided to “drink our own champagne” (as we often say at Amazon) and move to an AWS-powered environment. I am happy to be able to report that this blog is generated on Amazon EC2 […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 21, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 21 We announced New Features for Amazon Redshift. The AWS .NET Development Blog talked about Overriding Endpoints in the AWS SDK for .NET. The AWS Security Blog took on the task of Demystifying EC2 Resource-Level Permissions. Tuesday, April 22 We announced […]

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Backup and Restore ElastiCache Redis Clusters

You can use Amazon ElastiCache to implement an in-memory storage layer between your application code and your database using the Memcached or Redis engines. Adding an in-memory storage layer can often lead to dramatic speed improvements for database accesses. Regardless of which engine you choose, ElastiCache makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale a […]

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MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 Upgrade Support for Amazon RDS

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) takes care of almost all of the day to day grunt work that would otherwise consume a lot of system administrator and DBA time. You don’t have to worry about hardware provisioning, operating system or database installation or patching, backups, monitoring, or failover. Instead, you can invest in your […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes it easy for you to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. After you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk will provision, monitor, and scale capacity (Amazon EC2 instances), while also load balancing incoming requests across all of the healthy instances. Docker automates the deployment of applications in the form of […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 14, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 14 We added AWS customer success stories from Belkin, Channel 4 (UK), Clipkit, Loggly, MairDumont, OnPage.org, and Pharmatechnik. Tuesday, April 15 We announced that you can now Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges Using AWS Marketplace. Wednesday, April 16 The […]

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Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges by Using AWS Marketplace

Have you shopped at AWS Marketplace lately? The selection keeps on growing and you can easily find, buy, and starting many different types of Software Infrastructure, Developer Tools, and Business Software: You don’t need to worry about procuring a server, installing and configuring an operating system, or installing the actual software that you set out […]

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