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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.

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 (Amazon S3) as a durable and cost-effective data store that is independent of the memory and compute resources […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ElastiCache T2 Support

As you may already know, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)‘s new T2 instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we are bringing the […]

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