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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 Screencast: Building a High Performance Cluster

From aeronautics to genomics to financial services, High Performance Computing is becoming a common requirement in many fields of industry and academia. Traditionally, the barrier to entry into this area has remained high, with the expertise and cost needed to provide such facilities proving to be prohibitive. With Amazon EC2’s Cluster Compute instances, extremely high […]

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New Webinar: High Availability Websites

As part of a new, monthly hands on series of webinars, I’ll be giving a technical review of building, managing and maintaining high availability websites and web applications using Amazons cloud computing platform. Hosting websites and web applications is a very common use of our services, and in this webinar we’ll take a hands-on approach […]

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Elastic MapReduce Updates – Hive, Multipart Upload, JDBC, Squirrel SQL

I have a number of Elastic MapReduce updates for you: Support for S3’s Large Objects and Multipart Upload Upgraded Hive Support JDBC Drivers for Hive A tutorial on the use of Squirrel SQL with Elastic MapReduce Support for S3’s Large Objects and Multipart Upload We recently introduced an important new feature for Amazon S3 the […]

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AWS Premium Support: Lower Prices, New Plans, Faster Response

I’ve got some really important news about our AWS Premium Support offering. We’ve added new Bronze and Platinum plans, reduced our prices, and increased our responsiveness. New Support PlansWe are introducing two new support plans. The new Bronze plan is aimed at individual developers and costs just $49 per month. The new Platinum plan is […]

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Webinar – Analytics in the Cloud With Deepak Singh

On January 27, 2010, Deepak Singh, PhD (Senior Business Development Director for AWS and author of the Business, Bytes, Genes, and Molecules blog) will discuss Analytics in the Cloud in a live webinar. Deepak will explain how businesses of any size can rapidly and cost-effectively analyze data sets of any size. The webinar is free […]

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