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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 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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AWS Week in Review – June 8, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 8 We announced that AWS CloudHSM is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions. The AWS Mobile Development Blog showed you how to Use Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating. The AWS Partner Network […]

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The New M4 Instance Type (Bonus: Price Reduction on M3 & C4)

We launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) with a single instance type (m1.small) way back in 2006! Since then, we have added many new types in response to customer demand, enabled by improvements in memory and processor technology (see my recent post, EC2 Instance History, for a look back in time). Today we are […]

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VPC Flow Logs – Log and View Network Traffic Flows

Many organizations collect, store, and analyze network flow logs. They use this information to troubleshoot connectivity and security issues, and to make sure that network access rules are working as expected. Up until now, AWS customers collected this data by installing agents on their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Doing so imposed some […]

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Amazon Redshift – Now Faster and More Cost-Effective than Ever

My colleague Tina Adams sent me a guest post to share news of a new instance type and new Reserved Instance offerings for Amazon Redshift. — Jeff; Amazon Redshift makes analyzing petabyte-scale data fast, cheap, and simple. It delivers advanced technology capabilities, including parallel execution, compressed columnar storage, and end-to-end encryption, as a fully managed […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 1, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 1 We announced that you can now Run Parallel Jobs on Your Amazon EMR Cluster Using AWS Data Pipeline. We gave a heads-up on an Amazon S3 Certificate Renewal. The AWS Java Blog wrapped up their five-part series on Generating Amazon […]

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