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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.

MySQL 5.6 Support for Amazon RDS

I am happy to announce that the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports version 5.6 of MySQL. If you are an existing RDS customer, you know that Amazon RDS for MySQL delivers several important benefits to MySQL customers including ease of deployment, high availability with automatic failure detection and failover, read replicas, push button […]

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Transaction Library for DynamoDB

Today we are introducing a new client library that will reduce the development effort needed for you to perform atomic transactions that can encompass multiple DynamoDB items in one or more tables. This allows you to develop those applications more easily on DynamoDB that until now either required relational databases (with their attendant scalability issues) […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 24, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 24 We announced another European location for AWS Direct Connect. The AWS PHP blog revealed and explained the new Static Service Client Facades for the AWS SDK for PHP. Tuesday, June 25 Intel joined the AWS Marketplace with their Expressway API […]

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Route 53 Health Checks, DNS Failover, and CloudWatch

Earlier this year we introduced a new DNS failover feature for Amazon Route 53. If you enable this feature and create one or more health checks, Route 53 will periodically run the checks and switch to a secondary address (possibly a static website hosted on Amazon S3) if several consecutive checks fail. Today we are […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update – Another Location in Europe

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Today we […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 17, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 17 We posted three AWS recruiting videos featuring interviews with members of our professional services, software development, and support teams. We added new AWS customer case studies for Adobe and Vodafone. Tuesday, June 18 We published an article in the AWS […]

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Amazon RDS – MySQL Major Version Upgrade

The Amazon RDS team has been rolling out features at a very rapid pace! Today we are giving you the ability to upgrade existing RDS database instances from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5 using our new Major Version Upgrade feature. MySQL 5.5 includes several features and performance benefits over MySQL that may be of interest […]

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