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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.

CloudFront Update – Configurable Max and Default TTL

Amazon CloudFront makes it easy for you to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no minimum usage commitments. In order to make content available with low latency, CloudFront caches objects at each of its 53 (as of this writing) edge locations. Today we are making an update to […]

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New APN Competency – Marketing and Commerce

The AWS Partner Network (APN) allows partners to differentiate themselves and to share their expertise in particular market segments and topical areas by qualifying for one or more APN Competencies. To date we have recognized partners that have relevant experience and special expertise in the following areas: Big Data Storage Life Sciences Healthcare Digital Media […]

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New T2.Large Instances

We launched the T2 instances last summer (see my post, New Low Cost EC2 Instances with Burstable Performance for more information). These instances give you a generous amount of baseline capacity and the ability to automatically and transparently scale up to full-core processing power on an as-needed basis. The bursting model is based on “CPU […]

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Now Available – SQL Server Enterprise Edition AMI for EC2

You can now launch SQL Server Enterprise Edition on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using a new, pre-configured AMI (Amazon Machine Image). This edition of SQL Server offers some new and unique features including: High Availability – You can configure a primary database and up to four active, readable secondary databases into an Always-On […]

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New – Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce a powerful new feature for Amazon EMR. We updated it on May 16, 2017 in order to describe some new console features and to account for the availability of Spark 2.0. — Jeff; I’m happy to announce that Amazon EMR now supports Apache Spark. […]

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AWS Lambda Update – Run Java Code in Response to Events

Many AWS customers are using AWS Lambda to build clean, straightforward applications that handle image and document uploads, process log files from AWS CloudTrail, handle data streamed from Amazon Kinesis, and so forth. With the recently launched synchronous invocation capability, Lambda is fast becoming a favorite choice for building mobile, web and IoT backends. Our […]

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