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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.

Amazon S3 – Object Size Limit Now 5 TB

A number of our customers want to store very large files in Amazon S3 — scientific or medical data, high resolution video content, backup files, and so forth. Until now, they have had to store and reference the files as separate chunks of 5 gigabytes (GB) or less. So, when a customer wanted to access […]

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New Mechanical Turk Blog

The Mechanical Turk now has a blog of its very own. The new Mechanical Turk blog will be used to share information with Mechanical Turk Requesters, Workers, and fans of the Mechanical Turk marketplace. It will include product announcements, how-to guides, best practices, case studies, and examples of how businesses are using Mechanical Turk for […]

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AWS Achieves PCI DSS 2.0 Validated Service Provider Status

If your application needs to process, store, or transmit credit card data, you are probably familiar with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, otherwise known as PCI DSS. This standard specifies best practices and security controls needed to keep credit card data safe and secure during transit, processing, and storage. Among other things, it […]

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Amazon SimpleDB BatchDelete

We just added a new BatchDeleteAttributes call to Amazon SimpleDB and you can read all about it in the SimpleDB Developer Guide. This new call will make it easier and quicker for you to delete multiple attributes or multiple items with one request. SimpleDB processes this call more efficiently than it does a series of […]

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Elastic Load Balancer Health Checks

Auto Scaling can now take advantage of the instance health information collected by the associated Elastic Load Balancer. Specifically, once a load balancer determines that an instance is unhealthy (using the health checks that were established when the load balancer was created), Auto Scaling can be instructed to terminate the unhealthy instances and to launch […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Alarms

The new CloudWatch Alarms feature allows you to watch CloudWatch metrics and to receive notifications when the metrics fall outside of the levels (high or low thresholds) that you configure. You can attach multiple Alarms to each metric and each one can have multiple actions. Here’s how they relate to each other: A CloudWatch Alarm […]

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