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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 – September 2, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 2 This was a US holiday and nothing of note happened in AWS-land. Tuesday, September 3 We launched the New AWS Command Line Interface. The AWS .NET Developer Blog discussed the EC2Metadata utility. Wednesday, September 4 We announced that Amazon ElastiCache […]

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New Geo Library for Amazon DynamoDB

Have you ever thought about building an application that is location-based? Perhaps you want to display maps, or you want to show the bus stops or restaurants that are closest to the user as they roam about an unfamiliar city. What’s Here?Like many types of programming and data representation problems, it turns out that efficiently […]

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Amazon ElastiCache – Now With a Dash of Redis

We launched Amazon ElastiCache about two years ago, and have steadily added features ever since. In the last two years we have added auto discovery, additional cache node types, and reserved cache nodes. We’ve reduced prices several times and we have added support for additional AWS Regions and VPC. Today we are taking a big […]

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New AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)

Graphical user interfaces (e.g. the AWS Management Console) are great, but nothing beats the expressiveness of the command line! Today we are releasing the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). The AWS CLI provides a single, unified interface to a very large collection of AWS services. After downloading and configuring the CLI you can drive Amazon […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 26, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 26 The AWS Security Blog published a post to help answer the question Where’s My Secret Access Key? Tuesday, August 27 The AWS Ruby Development Blog announced a new Gem that allows you to use DynamoDB as a Session Store for […]

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New Read Replica Capabilities for Amazon RDS

If you use Amazon RDS, you probably understand the ease with which you can create read replicas to increase the scalability and performance of your database-backed applications. Today we are extending this feature to decrease replica creation time, increase snapshot performance, and give you even more read throughput. Let’s take a closer look… Parallel Replica […]

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