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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.

AWS re:Invent 2013 Video re:Cap

If you were not able to make the trip to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, you missed an action-packed week. Lee Zen and I spent a lot of time recording videos to capture the excitement. Here are the videos, along with some links to additional information. Watch the following videos (11 minutes of content altogether) […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 11 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Joe Vaccaro of Citrix. We announced a Bunch of New Features for Amazon Redshift. We announced that AWS Identity and Access Management can now use SAML. We announced AWS Marketplace Integration for […]

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A New Generation of EC2 Instances for Compute-Intensive Workloads

Many AWS customers run CPU-bound, compute-intensive workloads on Amazon EC2, often using parallel processing frameworks such as Hadoop to distribute work and collect results. This includes batch data processing, analytics, high-performance scientific computing, 3D rendering, engineering, and simulation. To date these needs have been met by the existing members of our compute-optimized instance families — […]

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Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Now Available

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS among friends) launched in 2009 with support for MySQL. We added Oracle Database in 2011 and Windows SQL Server in 2012. Today we are adding support for PostgreSQL. After personally fielding hundreds requests for this database engine over the last couple of years, I am more than happy to […]

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