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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 – Parallel Query for Amazon Aurora

is a relational database that was designed to take full advantage of the abundance of networking, processing, and storage resources available in the cloud. While maintaining compatibility with MySQL and PostgreSQL on the user-visible side, Aurora makes use of a modern, purpose-built distributed storage system under the covers. Your data is striped across hundreds of […]

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New – AWS Systems Manager Session Manager for Shell Access to EC2 Instances

Update (August 2019) – The original version of this blog post referenced the now-deprecated AmazonEC2RoleForSSM IAM policy. It has been updated to reference the AmazonSSMManagedInstanceCore policy instead. It is a very interesting time to be a corporate IT administrator. On the one hand, developers are talking about (and implementing) an idyllic future where infrastructure as […]

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AWS – Ready for the Next Storm

As I have shared in the past (AWS – Ready to Weather the Storm) we take extensive precautions to help ensure that AWS will remain operational in the face of hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters. With Hurricane Florence heading for the east coast of the United States, I thought it would be a good […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 – New Application Settings Persistence and a Quick Launch Recap

Amazon AppStream 2.0 gives you access to Windows desktop applications through a web browser. Thousands of AWS customers, including SOLIDWORKS, Siemens, and MathWorks are already using AppStream 2.0 to deliver applications to their customers. Today I would like to bring you up to date on some recent additions to AppStream 2.0, wrapping up with a […]

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Chat with the Alexa Prize Finalists Today

The Alexa Prize is an annual competition designed to spur academic research and development in the field of conversational artificial intelligence. This year, students are working to build socialbots that can engage in a fun, high-quality conversation on popular societal topics for up to 20 minutes. In order to succeed at this task, the teams […]

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