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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.

Elastic MapReduce Updates – Hadoop 2.0 and More

The Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) team has been hard at work on a series of updates and new features. You now have access to Hadoop 2.2 and new versions of Hive,Pig, HBase, and Mahout.  Cluster startup time has been reduced, S3DistCp (for data movement), has been augmented, and MapR M7 is now supported. If you […]

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The Startup Experience at AWS re:Invent

If you are part of a startup or if you have the entrepreneurial itch and aren’t sure how to scratch it, we have some AWS re:Invent sessions and events that will be of particular interest to you! Werner VogelsAmazon.com CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will be leading three separate startup events at re:Invent. All three events […]

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The AWS Report – Chris Langway of Optaros

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Chris Langway of Optaros to learn how they use AWS to meet the demanding and time-critical needs of B2B, B2C, and mobile e-commerce while dealing with multiple brands and channels. Co-host Lee Zen chatted with Product Manager Pavan Pothukuchi to learn more about how […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 21, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 21 The AWS .Net Development Blog talked aobut Using Elastic IP Addresses. The new AWS Application Management Blog talked about Elastic Beanstalk and the DynamoDB Session Manager for Tomcat. We announced that the AWS Console for iOS / Android Now Supports […]

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AWS Direct Connect – More Connection Speeds, New Console, Multiple Accounts

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy for you to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can do this to reduce your network costs, improve throughput, or to provide a more consistent network experience than is possible with an Internet-based connection. Today we are making AWS Direct Connect even more powerful […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 14, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 14 We introduced Federated Users and Temporary Security Credentials for AWS CloudFormation. Tuesday, October 15 We added Content Uploading Support to Amazon CloudFront. Wednesday, October 16 The AWS .Net Developer Blog talked about Drag and Drop in the AWS Toolkit for […]

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