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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 – 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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The AWS Report – Darren Platt of Symplified

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Darren Platt of Symplified to learn more about identity, identity management & federation, the history of SAML, and how it relates to the cloud. In a very entertaining segment, co-host Lee Zen hits the street to learn more about OAuth. If you can take […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 19, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 19 The AWS Security Blog announced that the 2013 PCI Compliance Package is Now Available. Tuesday, August 20 We announced that you now have Additional IP Address Flexibility in the Virtual Private Cloud. Wednesday, August 21 The AWS Java Development Blog […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 12, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 12 We announced that Amazon CloudFormation now performs Parallel Stack Processing and handles Nested Stack Updates. The AWS Mobile Development Blog publshed Part 3 of a series on the use of Amazon DynamoDB from Mobile Devices to show you how to […]

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New Whitepaper: Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) Best Practices

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) accelerates big data analytics. It provides instant scalability and elasticity, letting you focus on analytics instead of infrastructure for your data-intenstive projects. Whether you are indexing large data sets or analyzing massive amounts of scientific data or processing clickstream logs, EMR simplifies running Hadoop and related big data applications on AWS.  When analyzing […]

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