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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.

Route 53 Update – Private DNS and More

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service. As you probably know, it translates domain names in to numerical IP addresses. This level of indirection allows you to refer to a computer by its name (which usually remains the same for an extended period of time) instead of by its address […]

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Amazon Redshift Update – 4 New Features + 16 New SQL Commands & Functions

It is time for a brief update on Amazon Redshift, our fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale, cost-effective (as little as $1000 per Terabyte per year) data warehouse service. We have added resource tagging, better query management, enhancements to data load and unload, and 16 new SQL commands and functions. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

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Newbie’s Guide to AWS re:Invent

If you have been to the first and/or second AWS re:Invent, you know how to prepare and you know how to get the most out of your time in Las Vegas. If this is your first time, you’ll appreciate this Newbie Guide that my colleague Tracy Laxdal has put together! — Jeff; There’s only one […]

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Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users

My friends on the DynamoDB team sent me a tasty bribe (courtesy of Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes) in a successful attempt to get me to tell you about some features that I didn’t have time to tell you about earlier this month! As you may know from my previous post, we launched support for JSON, increased […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 27, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 27 We announced that Amazon Elastic Transcoder API Calls are now Available in CloudTrail. A post on the Databricks blog earlier this month talked about Spark the Fastest Open Source Engine for Sorting a Petabyte. A post on the AWS Java Blog […]

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