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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 – July 16, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday,  July 17 We reminded you to get ready to register for AWS re:Invent. The Amazon Simple Email Service now supports Simple DKIM signing. Minutes later, developer Andy Chilton updated his Awssum node.js library to support this important new feature. We released a […]

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EC2 Instance Status Metrics

We introduced a set of EC2 instance status checks at the beginning of the year. These status checks are the results of automated tests performed by EC2 on every running instance that detect hardware and software issues.  As described in my original post, there are two types of tests: system status checks and instance status checks. […]

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Scaling with Amazon SQS

Atulya Beheray of the AWS Messaging Team has written a guest post to introduce a new paper that his team has put together to show you how to use the Simple Queue Service in highly scalable fashion. — Jeff; Amazon SQS has been by used many AWS customers as a building block for building highly […]

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Get Ready to Register for AWS re:Invent

Earlier this year I asked you to start thinking about attending and perhaps even speaking at AWS re:Invent, our first global customer and partner conference. The conference will be held from November 27-29 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. We’ve arranged for three very full days of activity: Tuesday, November 27 Wednesday, November 28 […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 9, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 9th We updated Elastic MapReduce with better support for AMI versioning and an updated version of Hive.. Tuesday, July 10th AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now supported in two additional regions. AWS now supports MFA-protected API access. Wednesday, July 11th You can now run the Database Tuning Advisor […]

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Meet the AWS Developer Productivity and Tools Team at OSCON

The AWS Developer Productivity and tools team is responsible for making the AWS developer experience as positive and productive as possible. The team is responsible for AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, the language-specific SDKs, tools, documentation, and the AWS Management Console. A number of members of the team will be attending OSCON to attend sessions […]

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Database Engine Tuning Advisor for Amazon RDS

Ok folks, this one is a mouthful, so bear with me! The Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server now supports the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor. The Advisor will help you to select and create an optimal set of indexes, indexed views, and partitions even if you don’t have an expert-level understanding of […]

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