AWS News Blog

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 – September 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 15 We announced that ElastiCache Calls are now Available in AWS CloudTrail. The AWS PHP Developer Blog offered some tips on Keeping up With the Latest Release. Tuesday, September 16 The Cloud Health Technologies blog revealed 6 Things You May Not Know About […]

Read More

Amazon SNS – Now With Enhanced Support for iOS 8

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fast, flexible, managed push service that makes it simple and cost-effective to push notifications to Apple, Google, Fire OS, and Windows devices, as well as Android devices in China with Baidu Cloud Push. With yesterday’s launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced new features that enable some rich […]

Read More

The AWS Loft Will Return on October 1st

As I promised earlier this year, the AWS Pop-up Loft is reopening on Wednesday, October 1st in San Francisco with a full calendar of events designed to help developers, architects, and entrepreneurs learn about and make use of AWS. Come to the AWS Loft and meet 1:1 with an AWS technical expert, learn about AWS […]

Read More

Consistent View for Elastic MapReduce’s File System

Many AWS developers are using Amazon EMR (a managed Hadoop service) to quickly and cost-effectively build applications that process vast amounts of data. The EMR File System (EMRFS) allows AWS customers to use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as a durable and cost-effective data store that is independent of the memory and compute resources of […]

Read More

Amazon AppStream Now Supports Chrome Browser and Chromebooks

As you might know from reading my earlier posts (Amazon AppStream – Deliver Streaming Applications from the Cloud and Amazon AppStream – Now Available to All Developers), Amazon AppStream gives you the power to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. […]

Read More

AWS Week in Review – September 6, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 8 We announced that you can now Use AWS OpsWorks & Ruby to Build and Scale Simple Workflow Applications. The new Hello OpsWorks Tutorial will help you to get started. Tuesday, September 9 We announced that you can now Kick-Start Your Cloud Storage […]

Read More

Search and Interact With Your Streaming Data Using the Kinesis Connector to Elasticsearch

My colleague Rahul Patil wrote a guest post to show you how to build an application that loads streaming data from Kinesis into an Elasticsearch cluster in real-time. — Jeff; The Amazon Kinesis team is excited to release the Kinesis connector to Elasticsearch! Using the connector, developers can easily write an application that loads streaming […]

Read More