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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.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server and .NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We are continuing to simplify the Windows development experience on AWS, and today we are excited to announce Amazon RDS for SQL Server and .NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Amazon RDS takes care of the tedious aspects of deploying, scaling, patching, and backing up of a relational database, freeing you from time-consuming database administration […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 30, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 30 Nature Magazine published a detailed article on the 1000 Genomes Project. Per the supplemental note, this data (all 260 TB) is available in Amazon S3. Tuesday, May 1 The article on Data Sharing Options for Scientific Workflows on Amazon EC2 was published. Wednesday, May 2 We […]

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Updated Microsoft SQL Server Offerings

As you might know, you can use official Windows AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) to launch Amazon EC2 instances with Microsoft SQL Server, inside or outside a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). Many customers are taking advantage of this possibility to run different types of workloads on the AWS Cloud. After listening to customer feedback (as we […]

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Multi-AZ Option for Amazon RDS for Oracle Database

The Multi-AZ (Availability Zone) feature of the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) replicates database updates across two Availability Zones to increase durability and availability. Amazon RDS will automatically fail over to the standby for planned maintenance and unplanned disruptions: This feature is now available for all license types supported by Amazon RDS for Oracle Database […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 23, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 23 We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now available in our Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Tuesday, April 24 We announced that Amazon DynamoDB is now available in three additional regions, bringing the total to six. We opened up registration for the AWS Summits in […]

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Scalable Session Handling in PHP Using Amazon DynamoDB

Jeremy Lindblom of the AWS Developer Services team put together the following guest post to show PHP developers how to store session data in Amazon DynamoDB. — Jeff; The DynamoDB Session Handler is a new feature of the AWS SDK for PHP which allows developers to utilize Amazon DynamoDB the brand new NoSQL database service […]

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AWS CloudFormation Can Now Create Virtual Private Clouds

AWS CloudFormation lets you  describe stacks of related AWS resources (EC2 instances, Elastic IP addresses, RDS DB Instances, and much more) using a template. The template can include runtime parameters, allowing you to customize each stack as you create it. CloudFormation automatically creates resources in dependency-based order; you simply tell it which resources you need […]

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