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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 Whitepaper: Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) Best Practices

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) accelerates big data analytics. It provides instant scalability and elasticity, letting you focus on analytics instead of infrastructure for your data-intenstive projects. Whether you are indexing large data sets or analyzing massive amounts of scientific data or processing clickstream logs, EMR simplifies running Hadoop and related big data applications on AWS.  When analyzing […]

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Parallel Stack Processing and Nested Stack Updates for AWS CloudFormation

My colleague Chetan Dandekar brings word of two powerful enhancements to AWS CloudFormation! — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion by using custom or predefined templates. Today, we introduce two […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 5, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 5 We published AWS customer success videos for Mortar Data and Zumba Fitness. Tuesday, August 6 We published a new white paper to show you how to run Couchbase on AWS. The AWS PHP Development Blog talked about Iterating Through Amazon […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 29, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 29 The AWS Security Blog published an article to show you how to Improve the Security of your AWS Account in Less Than 5 Minutes. Tuesday, July 30 We annouced that Elastic Load Balancing now supports the Proxy Protocol. Wednesday, July […]

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AWS Flow Framework for Ruby for the Simple Workflow Service

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) lets you build scalable, event-driven systems that coordinate work across many machines that can be either cloud-based or on-premises. The service handles coordination, logging, and auditing so that you don’t need to write a bunch of glue code or to maintain your own state machines. Instead, you can focus […]

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