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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 Identity and Access Management Policy Simulator

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM for short) lets you control access to AWS services and resources using access control policies. IAM includes a large collection of prebuilt policies, and you can also create your own. IAM policies are comprised of policy statements. Each statement either allows or denies access to some AWS services (at […]

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Fine-Grained Access Control for Amazon DynamoDB

I truly enjoy the process of putting blog posts together for new AWS services and features. Many features started out as specific requests from one of the hundreds of thousands of AWS users. With “customer obsession” as one of our core values, all of us on the AWS team do everything that we can to […]

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Elastic MapReduce Updates – Hadoop 2.0 and More

The Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) team has been hard at work on a series of updates and new features. You now have access to Hadoop 2.2 and new versions of Hive,Pig, HBase, and Mahout.  Cluster startup time has been reduced, S3DistCp (for data movement), has been augmented, and MapR M7 is now supported. If you […]

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The Startup Experience at AWS re:Invent

If you are part of a startup or if you have the entrepreneurial itch and aren’t sure how to scratch it, we have some AWS re:Invent sessions and events that will be of particular interest to you! Werner CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will be leading three separate startup events at re:Invent. All three events […]

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The AWS Report – Chris Langway of Optaros

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Chris Langway of Optaros to learn how they use AWS to meet the demanding and time-critical needs of B2B, B2C, and mobile e-commerce while dealing with multiple brands and channels. Co-host Lee Zen chatted with Product Manager Pavan Pothukuchi to learn more about how […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 21, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 21 The AWS .Net Development Blog talked aobut Using Elastic IP Addresses. The new AWS Application Management Blog talked about Elastic Beanstalk and the DynamoDB Session Manager for Tomcat. We announced that the AWS Console for iOS / Android Now Supports […]

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