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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 RDS: Announcing Read Replicas

It is possible to characterize the workload handled by a relational database in terms of the ratio of reads to writes. Some applications seem to use about the same number of reads and writes. Others write a little bit of data and read a lot. This read-heavy behavior is frequently seen in web applications. Different […]

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Jobs – Jobs – Jobs!

We are already putting together our 2011 plans for AWS. I can’t tell you what we are planning to do, but I can tell you that we need to hire some more great people in order to turn these plans into the kinds of amazing services that you have come to expect from us. The […]

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Getting Secure *In* the Cloud: Hosted Two-factor Authentication

One of the aspects that attracted me to come work at AWS was my sense that the cloud is becoming a logical place in which to build security solutions. Now, two of my favorite notions — deploying security into the cloud and accelerating the adoption of multi-factor authentication — have come together with DS3 CloudAS, […]

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Cloud Computing and the world of GeoApps

Just like online social gaming , GeoApps is another emerging in-the-cloud meme. When I say GeoApps, I am referring to a wide variety of new and old ideas: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for enterprises, geospatial applications, map-based mashups, geo-data visualization and mapping, Location-based Services (LBS), Location-aware mobile applications, Geo-Social Apps and anything and everything related […]

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Ping.sg on Amazon Web Services

This is Simone Brunozzi, AWS Technology Evangelist for APAC. It has been a while since my last blog post here. I’ve been traveling a lot in Asia lately, and now that I’m back in Singapore for a couple of weeks, I finally had the time to check out an interesting one-man company. Ping.sg started in […]

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