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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 Amazon EC2 Fresh Servers

Let’s face it. Sometimes you just need a local server. Perhaps your office is too cold, or you have the urge to pull the cover off and reseat the memory. Or, you might have some data on floppy disks that you simply cannot live without. Because we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts […]

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New Whitepaper: The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of a NoSQL Database Service

We have received tremendous positive feedback from customers and partners since we launched Amazon DynamoDB two months ago. Amazon DynamoDB enables customers to offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster while only paying for the actual system resources they consume. We also received a ton of great feedback […]

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Amazon DynamoDB and the AWS SDK for .NET

Pavel Safronov, a developer on our SDK and Tools team, sent the following guest post my way! — Jeff; The AWS SDK for .NET provides a simple client for our new service, Amazon DynamoDB. This client gives you a straight-forward way to interface with this Internet-scale NoSQL database service. But what you might not know […]

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The 1000 Genomes Project

We’re very pleased to welcome the 1000 Genomes Project data to Amazon S3.  The original human genome project was a huge undertaking. It aimed to identify every letter of our genetic code, 3 billion DNA bases in total, to help guide our understanding of human biology. The project ran for over a decade, cost billions […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update & Survey

AWS Direct Connect has grown to six locations worldwide since our initial launch in August 2011. Customers are using it to work with large data sets, power applications that use real-time data feeds and build hybrid environments that integrate AWS resources with on-premise infrastructure. We are hard at work on new locations and have several […]

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Multi-Region Latency Based Routing now Available for AWS

The Amazon Web Services are now available in an ever-expanding series of locations. You’ve asked us to make it easier to build applications that span multiple AWS regions and we are happy to oblige. Today I’m pleased to announce that Amazon Route 53 is making available the same latency based routing technology that powers Amazon […]

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