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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 – July 8, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 8 We introduced Tags for Amazon RDS Resources and Resource-Level Permissions for EC2 and RDS Resources. Tuesday, July 9 We added Watermarking and Control of Bit and Frame Rates to the Amazon Elastic Transcoder. Wednesday, July 10 We reduced the prices […]

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AWS Elastic MapReduce Adds MapR M7 for 24×7 HBase Applications

I’m happy to announce that Elastic MapReduce now includes the option to choose MapR M7, an enterprise-grade, high performance platform for HBase and Hadoop applications. We joined forces with MapR Technologies last June to deliver enterprise-grade Hadoop on EMR with their M5 and M3 Editions. Today we’re making MapR’s M7 Edition available on EMR, enabling […]

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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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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 Jobs – Recruiting, Product Management, TPM

I have another triple dose of videos for you today. Continuing with our AWS Jobs video series, I interviewed an Amazon Recruiter, a Product Manager, and a TPM (Technical Program Manager). You can learn more about all of these jobs (and many others) on the AWS Careers page. We have open positions in North and […]

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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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