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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 – Query for AWS Regions, Endpoints, and More Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

In response to requests from AWS customers, I have been asking our service teams to find ways to make information about our regions and services available programmatically. Today I am happy to announce that this information is available in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, and that you can easily access it from your scripts […]

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AWS re:Inforce 2019 – Security, Identity, and Compliance

, our new conference dedicated to cloud security, opens in Boston on June 25th. We’re expecting about 8,000 attendees, making this bigger than the first re:Invent! Just like , is a learning conference for builders. With over 300 breakout sessions (intermediate, advanced, and expert) spanning four tracks and a virtual Capture The Flag event, attendees […]

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New – Advanced Request Routing for AWS Application Load Balancers

AWS Application Load Balancers have been around since the summer of 2016! They support content-based routing, work well for serverless & container-based applications, and are highly scalable. Many AWS customers are using the existing host and path-based routing to power their HTTP and HTTPS applications, while also taking advantage of other ALB features such as […]

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New – Concurrency Scaling for Amazon Redshift – Peak Performance at All Times

is a data warehouse that can expand to exabyte-scale. Today, tens of thousands of AWS customers (including NTT DOCOMO, Finra, and Johnson & Johnson) use Redshift to run mission-critical BI dashboards, analyze real-time streaming data, and run predictive analytics jobs. A challenge arises when the number of concurrent queries grows at peak times. When a […]

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New Amazon S3 Storage Class – Glacier Deep Archive

Many AWS customers collect and store large volumes (often a petabyte or more) of important data but seldom access it. In some cases raw data is collected and immediately processed, then stored for years or decades just in case there’s a need for further processing or analysis. In other cases, the data is retained for […]

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