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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 San Francisco Summit – Summary of Launches and Announcements

Many of my colleagues are in San Francisco for today’s AWS Summit. Here’s a summary of what we announced from the main stage and in the breakout sessions: New Services Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) – In-Memory Caching for Read-Intensive Workloads. Amazon Redshift Spectrum – Exabyte-Scale In-Place Queries of S3 Data. AWS CodeStar – Quickly Develop, […]

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Amazon Lex – Now Generally Available

During I showed you how you could use Amazon Lex to build conversational voice & text interfaces. At that time we launched in preview form and invited developers to sign up for access. Powered by the same deep learning technologies that drive Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex allows you to build web & mobile applications that […]

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Amazon Redshift Spectrum – Exabyte-Scale In-Place Queries of S3 Data

Now that we can launch cloud-based compute and storage resources with a couple of clicks, the challenge is to use these resources to go from raw data to actionable results as quickly and efficiently as possible. allows AWS customers to build petabyte-scale data warehouses that unify data from a variety of internal and external sources. […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) – In-Memory Caching for Read-Intensive Workloads

I’m fairly sure that you already know about . As you probably know, it is a managed NoSQL database that scales to accommodate as much table space, read capacity, and write capacity as you need. With response times measured in single-digit milliseconds, our customers are using for many types of applications including adtech, IoT, gaming, […]

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AWS X-Ray Update – General Availability, Including Lambda Integration

I first told you about at in my post, AWS X-Ray – See Inside Your Distributed Application. allows you to trace requests made to your application as execution traverses Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon ECS containers, microservices, AWS database services, and AWS messaging services. It is designed for development and production use, and can handle simple […]

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