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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.

New – Manage DynamoDB Items Using Time to Live (TTL)

AWS customers are making great use of . They love the speed and flexibility and build Ad Tech (reference architecture), Gaming (reference architecture), IoT (reference architecture), and other applications that take advantage of the consistent, single-digit millisecond latency. They also love the fact that DynamoDB is a managed, serverless database that scales to handle millions […]

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Amazon EBS Update – New Elastic Volumes Change Everything

It is always interesting to speak with our customers and to learn how the dynamic nature of their business and their applications drives their block storage requirements. These needs change over time, creating the need to modify existing volumes to add capacity or to change performance characteristics. Today’s 24×7 operating models leaves no room for […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update – Link Aggregation Groups, Bundles, and re:Invent Recap

helps our large-scale customers to create private, dedicated network connections to their office, data center, or colocation facility. Our customers create 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections in order to reduce their network costs, increase data transfer throughput, and to get a more consistent network experience than is possible with an Internet-based connection. Today I […]

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Amazon Rekognition Update – Estimated Age Range for Faces

is one of our artificial intelligence services. In addition to detecting objects, scenes, and faces in images, Rekognition can also search and compare faces. Behind the scenes, Rekognition uses deep neural network models to analyze billions of images daily (read Amazon Rekognition – Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning to learn more). returns […]

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Amazon Cloud Directory – A Cloud-Native Directory for Hierarchical Data

Our customers have traditionally used directories (typically Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service or LDAP-based) to manage hierarchically organized data. Device registries, course catalogs, network configurations, and user directories are often represented as hierarchies, sometimes with multiple types of relationships between objects in the same collection. For example, a user directory could have one hierarchy based […]

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AWS IPv6 Update – Global Support Spanning 15 Regions & Multiple AWS Services

We’ve been working to add IPv6 support to many different parts of AWS over the last couple of years, starting with , , , , , , and S3 Transfer Acceleration, all building up to last month’s announcement of IPv6 support for EC2 instances in Virtual Private Clouds (initially available for use in the Region). […]

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AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Application Load Balancers

I’m still catching up on a couple of launches that we made late last year! Today’s post covers two services that I’ve written about in the past — AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) and AWS Application Load Balancer: AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) – Helps to protect your web applications from common application-layer exploits that […]

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