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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 – AWS Mobile SDK for Xamarin

We want to make sure that developers can use the programming language of their choice to build AWS-powered applications that run on many different types of devices and in a wide variety of environments. As you can see from the AWS Tools page, we already support multiple mobile (iOS, Android, and Unity) and counter-top (Alexa […]

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Amazon S3 Update – Notification Enhancements & Bucket Metrics

We launched Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) in the spring of 2006 with a simple blog post.  Over the years we have kept the model simple and powerful while reducing prices, and adding features such as the reduced redundancy storage model, VPC endpoints, cross-region replication, and event notifications. We launched the event notification model […]

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Now Available – Amazon Aurora

We announced Amazon Aurora last year at AWS re:Invent (see Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon for more info).  With storage replicated both within and across three Availability Zones, along with an update model driven by quorum writes, Amazon Aurora is designed to deliver high performance and 99.99% availability while easily […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 20, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. If you find these summaries useful, or if you have ideas for additional types of content, please feel free to leave a comment. Monday, July 20 We announced that Amazon RDS now Supports Oracle and Improved CloudHSM Integration. We announced that Amazon […]

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New Amazon CloudWatch Action – Reboot EC2 Instance

Amazon CloudWatch monitors your cloud resources and applications, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. You can track cloud, system, and application metrics, see them in graphical form, and arrange to be notified (via a CloudWatch alarm) if they cross a threshold value that you specify. You can also stop, terminate, or recover an […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 13, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 13 We announced that Amazon Redshift now Supports AVRO Ingestion. We announced Amazon Wind Farm US East. An article in Forbes talked about Amazon’s Cloud Ecosystem: Where The Cloud Action Is. A post on the Cloudability Blog reviewed the AWS Summit […]

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