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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.

EC2 Dedicated Instance Price Reduction

I’m happy to announce that we are reducing the prices for Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances. Launched in 2011, Dedicated Instances run on hardware dedicated to a single customer account. They are ideal for workloads where corporate policies or industry regulations dictate physical isolation from instances run by other customers at the host hardware level. Like […]

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Resource-Level Permissions for EC2 and RDS Resources

With AWS being put to use in an ever-widening set of use cases across organizations of all shapes and sizes, the need for additional control over the permissions granted to users and to applications has come through loud and clear.  This need for control becomes especially pronounced at the enterprise level. You don’t want the […]

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Tags for Amazon RDS Resources

You can now use tags to organize your Amazon RDS resources. Also, as I have noted in my companion blog post, you can reference these tags in IAM policies in order to manage access to RDS resources and to control the actions that can be applied to the resources. You can even use the tags […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 1, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 1 We launched the new Transaction Library for DynamoDB. We announced that Amazon RDS now supports version 5.6 of MySQL. The AWS PHP  Blog talks about the new AWS Service Provider for Laraval. Tuesday, July 2 We published a pair of […]

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MySQL 5.6 Support for Amazon RDS

I am happy to announce that the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports version 5.6 of MySQL. If you are an existing RDS customer, you know that Amazon RDS for MySQL delivers several important benefits to MySQL customers including ease of deployment, high availability with automatic failure detection and failover, read replicas, push button […]

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Transaction Library for DynamoDB

Today we are introducing a new client library that will reduce the development effort needed for you to perform atomic transactions that can encompass multiple DynamoDB items in one or more tables. This allows you to develop those applications more easily on DynamoDB that until now either required relational databases (with their attendant scalability issues) […]

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