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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 Summer Startups: Discovr

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Filter Squad from Perth, Australia! In one of Werner Vogels‘ many travels through Australia this summer, he tweeted about a […]

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Facebook Developer Update: Meet RootMusic, Funzio, and 50Cubes

In honor of today’s Facebook Developer Conference, I’d like to recognize the success of our existing Facebook app developers and invite even more developers to kick-start their next Facebook app project with Amazon Web Services. Quick Numbers We crunched some numbers and found out that 70% of the 50 most popular Facebook apps leverage one […]

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New Whitepaper: Amazon’s Corporate IT Deploys Corporate Intranet Running SharePoint 2010 on AWS

Within Amazon, we often use the phrase “drinking our own champagne” to describe our practice of using our own products and services to prove them out under actual working conditions. We build products that we can use ourselves. We believe in them. Amazon’s Corporate IT recently wrapped up an important project and they have just […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Peritor/Scalarium

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today Im speaking to Jonathan and Thomas, two of the creators of Scalarium, from Berlin, Germany!  R: Hi guys, could you briefly describe Scalarium and […]

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Amazon RDS Updates – Oracle Improvements and a New Minor Version

We’ve made two important updates to Amazon RDS for Oracle Database: A new minor version (containing some critical security fixes) is now available. Additional access privileges are now available (via the new minor version) to applications. New Minor VersionOracle Database version 11.2.0.2.v3 is now available. Oracle recommends an immediate upgrade to this version due to […]

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AWS Summer Startups: ShowNearby

  Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling ShowNearby, from Singapore!   About ShowNearby ShowNearby is a leading location-based service in Singapore and an early adopter of […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Mendeley

Although Summer is starting to ebb into Autumn in the northern hemisphere, it’s just getting going south of the equator, so there is still time to profile another start-up in our on-going series of profiles!   Introducing Mendeley Today I’m very happy to introduce you to Mendeley, a London based startup that harnesses cloud computing […]

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