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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.

Amazon DynamoDB – Parallel Scans, 4x Cheaper Reads, Other Good News

UPDATE (May 5, 2018) The capacity management capabilities of Amazon DynamoDB were enhanced after this blog post was published. As a result, the post references information that may no longer be the most accurate or a best practice. Pease read the DynamoDB documentation on Best Practices for Designing and Using Partition Keys Effectively to learn […]

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AWS OpsWorks Update – Elastic Load Balancing, Monitoring View, More Instance Types

Chris Barclay of the AWS OpsWorks team has put together a really nice guest post to introduce you to three new AWS OpsWorks features. — Jeff; We are pleased to announce three new AWS OpsWorks features that make it even easier to manage your applications: Elastic Load Balancing support, a monitoring view of your stacks […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 6, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 6 We announced that the AWS SDK for Node.js is now generally available. The AWS Security Blog discussed Writing IAM Policies to Grant Access to S3 Buckets. Tuesday, May 7 We announced that you can now Provision up to 4,000 PIOPs […]

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Follow My AWS Road Trip

After four months of planning and over 500 emails, I am less than 48 hours away from the start of my 5,000 mile road trip! I have created the AWS Road Trip site to give you the opportunity to follow my journey. I will be posting photos, videos, maps, and more as I make my […]

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Napa Valley Film Festival & AWS

Amazon Web Services is sponsoring the new Animated Short Films category at this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival. This new category will encourage animated short film submissions and the use of technology to bring a story to life. We hope that this focus on animated filmmaking will provide the digital animation community with a platform […]

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AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

Tom Rizzo is back with another Windows Wednesday post, announcing a new feature that will make it even easier for you to monitor your EC2 instances running Windows. — Jeff; With our continuing investment in making AWS the best place to run Windows and Windows workloads, we are making an announcement today that makes running […]

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