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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.

Be Careful When Comparing AWS Costs…

Earlier today, GigaOM published a cost comparison of self-hosting vs. hosting on AWS. I wanted to bring to your attention a few quick issues that we saw with this analysis: Lower Costs in Other AWS Regions – The comparison used the AWS costs for the US West (San Francisco) Region, ignoring the fact that EC2 […]

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Amazon S3 Price Reduction

As you can tell from my recent post on Amazon S3 Growth for 2011, our customers are uploading new objects to Amazon S3 at an incredible rate. We continue to innovate on your behalf to drive down storage costs and pass along the resultant savings to you at every possible opportunity. We are now happy […]

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Amazon DynamoDB – Two Videos and a Webinar

We launched Amazon DynamoDB with a live video feed that was very well-attended. If you didn’t get a chance to watch at the time, you can do so now: You may also enjoy this short video featuring Werner Vogels, James Hamilton, Dave Lang, and Swami Sivasubramanian: The Introducing Amazon DynamoDB Webinar will take place on […]

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Amazon S3 Growth for 2011 – Now 762 Billion Objects

As of the end of 2011, there are 762 billion (762,000,000,000) objects in Amazon S3. We process over 500,000 requests per second for these objects at peak times. Here’s the annual growth chart: This represents year-over-year growth of 192%; S3 grew faster last year than it did in any year since it launched in 2006. […]

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AWS HowTo: Using Amazon Elastic MapReduce with DynamoDB (Guest Post)

Today’s guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. — Jeff; Apache Hadoop and NoSQL databases are complementary technologies that together provide a powerful toolbox for managing, analyzing, and monetizing Big Data. Thats why we were so excited to provide out-of-the-box Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) integration with […]

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