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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 – Open Distro for Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a distributed, document-oriented search and analytics engine. It supports structured and unstructured queries, and does not require a schema to be defined ahead of time. Elasticsearch can be used as a search engine, and is often used for web-scale log analytics, real-time application monitoring, and clickstream analytics. Originally launched as a true open […]

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New – RISC-V Support in the FreeRTOS Kernel

FreeRTOS is a popular operating system designed for small, simple processors often known as microcontrollers. It is available under the MIT open source license and runs on many different Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs). Amazon FreeRTOS extends FreeRTOS with a collection of IoT-oriented libraries that provide additional networking and security features including support for Bluetooth Low […]

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Now Available – Five New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances: M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and z1d

Today we are launching the five new EC2 bare metal instances that I promised you a few months ago. Your operating system runs on the underlying hardware and has direct access to the processor and other hardware. The instances are powered by AWS-custom Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor (Skylake) processors that deliver sustained all-core Turbo performance. […]

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New – Infrequent Access Storage Class for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) lets you create petabyte-scale file systems that can be accessed in massively parallel fashion from hundreds or thousands of EC2 instances and on-premises servers, while scaling on demand without disrupting applications. Since the mid-2016 launch of EFS, we have added many new features including encryption of data at rest and […]

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Amazon WorkLink – Secure, One-Click Mobile Access to Internal Websites and Applications

We want to make it easier for you and your colleagues to use your mobile devices to access internal corporate websites and applications. Our goal is to give your workforce controlled access to valuable intranet content while maintaining a strong security profile. Introducing Amazon WorkLink Today I would like to tell you about Amazon WorkLink. […]

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Behind the Scenes & Under the Carpet – The CenturyLink Network that Powered AWS re:Invent 2018

If you are a long-time reader, you may have already figured out that I am fascinated by the behind-the-scenes and beneath-the-streets activities that enable and power so much of our modern world. For example, late last year I told you how The AWS Cloud Goes Underground at re:Invent and shared some information about the communication […]

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New – Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility): Fast, Scalable, and Highly Available

A glance at the AWS Databases page will show you that we offer an incredibly wide variety of databases, each one purpose-built to address a particular need! In order to help you build the coolest and most powerful applications, you can mix and match relational, key-value, in-memory, graph, time series, and ledger databases. Introducing Amazon […]

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Western Digital HDD Simulation at Cloud Scale – 2.5 Million HPC Tasks, 40K EC2 Spot Instances

Please note: We have updated the Amazon EC2 Spot pricing model as of November, 2017. The new pricing model simplifies purchasing without bidding and with fewer interruptions. Click here to learn more about the updated pricing model. Earlier this month my colleague Bala Thekkedath published a story about Extreme Scale HPC and talked about how AWS […]

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