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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.

Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the AWS Kernel and Operating Systems (KaOS) team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; Its been another six months, so its time for a fresh release of the Amazon Linux AMI.  Today, we are pleased to announce that the Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09 is available. This release marks […]

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The New World of Public Sector IT

After 35 years in the IT business, I have seen an incredible amount of change. From mainframes to minicomputers to personal computers, and now to dynamic cloud-based infrastructure, each technology generation promises increased power, greater flexibility, lower costs, and broader applicability. I recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where I was able to […]

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Fine Tune Your Oracle Database With Oracle Statspack

Amazon RDS for Oracle Database now supports Oracle Statspack. You can use Oracle Statspack to collect and analyze database performance metrics and use them to diagnose problems and to increase performance. The Oracle Statspack is available for all Oracle editions and engine versions supported by Amazon RDS for Oracle. You can install it on your […]

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The AWS Report – Manish Dalwadi on Amazon RDS

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with my colleague Manish Dalwadi to get an update on the Amazon Relational Database Service. As Senior Product Manager, Manish listens to customers and sets the overall direction for RDS. In this episode he reviews the “undifferentiated heavy lifting” that RDS does, describes some customers […]

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Enable Single Sign-On to the AWS Management Console via Shibboleth

One of the most powerful features of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is its ability to issue temporary security credentials and grant controlled access to people in a network without having to define individual identities for each user (i.e., identity federation). This enables customers to extend their existing authentication systems and allow users to Single […]

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