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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 Week in Review – August 12, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 12 We announced that Amazon CloudFormation now performs Parallel Stack Processing and handles Nested Stack Updates. The AWS Mobile Development Blog publshed Part 3 of a series on the use of Amazon DynamoDB from Mobile Devices to show you how to […]

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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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Push Notifications to Mobile Devices Using Amazon SNS

Does your mobile app keep on running in the cloud, even when the associated smartphone or tablet is closed? If so, you might want to proactively provide your customers with useful information. For example, a traffic app can warn of heavy traffic and a slow commute, allowing the user to arrive in time for their […]

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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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The AWS Web Identity Federation Playground

We added support for Amazon, Facebook, and Google identity federation to AWS IAM earlier this year. This poweful and important feature gives you the ability to grant temporary security credentials to users managed outside of AWS. In order to help you to learn more about how this feature works and to make it easier for […]

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