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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.

Debug your Elastic MapReduce job flows in the AWS Management Console

We are excited to announce that weve added support for job flow debugging in the AWS Management Console making Elastic MapReduce even easier to use for developing large data processing and analytics applications.  This capability allows customers to track progress and identify issues in the steps, jobs, tasks, or task attempts of their job flows.  […]

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Server Density – Easy Server Monitoring

The Server Density monitoring service now supports Amazon EC2 using data collected and made available via Amazon CloudWatch and an optional lightweight monitoring agent. Provided as a fully managed hosting service, Server Density can provide a snapshot of server status at any time. Alerts can be triggered from any of the metrics and can be […]

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Job Openings in AWS Developer Resources

I’d like to highlight a few of the nearly one hundred open positions on the AWS team. If you are a software engineer, manager, technical writer, program manager, or product manager and you like to work on cutting-edge projects with world-scale impact, you owe it to yourself to look at these positions. If you are […]

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Cloud MapReduce from Accenture

Accenture is a Global Solution Provider for AWS. As part of their plan to help their clients extend their IT provisioning capabilities into the cloud, they offer a complete Cloud Computing Suite including the Accenture Cloud Computing Accelerator, the Cloud Computing Assessment Tool, the Cloud Computing Data Processing Solution, and the Accenture Web Scaler. Huan […]

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Amazon RDS Tech Tips

The Amazon RDS team will be publishing a series of tech tips this year. Tech Tip I covers the creation and use of on-demand test databases and Tech Tip II describes best practices for the use of RDS security groups. You can also follow the RDS team on Twitter as @amazonrds . If you have […]

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New Whitepaper: Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices

I am very happy to announce our new AWS whitepaper “Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices.” For several years, software architects have discovered and implemented several concepts and best practices to build highly scalable applications. Today, these concepts are even more applicable because of ever-growing datasets, unpredictable traffic patterns, and the demand for faster response […]

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More on ADFS with Amazon EC2

Thanks to those who wrote to me with ideas about using ADFS to federate with Windows instances running on Amazon EC2. My original post was picked up by a couple other blogs, which Id like to acknowledge here:     ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2 by Eugenio Pace (part of the ClaimsID Project)     A […]

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