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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.

DynamoDB Expands to Japan and Europe

We launched Amazon DynamoDB in the US East (Northern Virginia) Region less than two months ago. At that time we committed to making it available in additional Regions as quickly as possible. I was in Japan last week for the first JAWS-UG (Japan AWS User Group) Summit Meeting. At that meeting we celebrated the one […]

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Resource Level IAM for Elastic Beanstalk

Today’s guest post comes to you from Saad Ladki, Product Manager for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. — Jeff; We are excited to announce that AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports resource permissions through AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a quick way to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. IAM enables […]

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Plat_Forms Contest in Germany – Not Your Typical Hackathon

Were excited to work with the Plat_Forms programming contest, an effort organized in Berlin, at Freie Universitt this spring.   Focus on Scalability & Cloud ArchitecturesThe Plat_Forms contest has been around in Germany since 2007. Its hallmark is celebrating the diversity and strength of various development languages (Java EE, .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.). […]

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AWS ElastiCache – Now Available in Two More Regions

Today’s guest blogger Rahul Pathak, a Senior Product Manager on the AWS Database Team. Rahul has some news to share. — Jeff; Amazon ElastiCache is now available in two additional Regions: US West (Oregon) and South America (Sao Paulo). Caching systems perform best when they are right next to your application servers, so were excited […]

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Amazon Simple Workflow – Cloud-Based Workflow Management

Simple WorkflowToday we are introducing the Amazon Simple Workflow service, SWF for short. This new service gives you the ability to build and run distributed, fault-tolerant applications that span multiple systems (cloud-based, on-premise, or both). Amazon Simple Workflow coordinates the flow of synchronous or asynchronous tasks (logical application steps) so that you can focus on […]

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Running Esri Applications in the AWS Cloud

Esri is a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. Their powerful mapping solutions have been used by Governments, industry, academics, and NGOs for nearly 30 years (read their history to learn more). Over the years, they have ported their code from mainframes to minicomputers (anyone else remember DEC and Prime?), and […]

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