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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 Elastic MapReduce Updates

We’ve updated Amazon Elastic MapReduce with support for the latest and greatest versions of the following components: Hadoop 0.20 Hive 0.5 Pig 0.6 The new version of Hadoop includes the following enhancements: MultipleInputs class for reading multiple types of data.  MultipleOutputs class for writing multiple types of data. ChainMapper and ChainReducer which allows users to […]

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New from Cirrhus9 and SecuCloud: Integrated DB Security and Compliance on Demand

Mike from Cirrhus9 wrote to tell me that they’ve teamed up with SecuCloud to produce a new database security and compliance solution which just happens to be available as a DevPay AMI for use on Amazon EC2. The solution has two components: a Security Weakness Analyzer (SWA)and Database Monitoring and Auditing (DBMA). The Security Weakness […]

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Webinar: The Need for IT Speed…and Security…and Control

On Thursday, May 27th I’ll be participating in Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Webinar hosted by NewScale. I’ll provide a business and technical introduction to AWS and then NewScale’s Jamie MacQuarrie will talk about their policy-based approval and governance system for management of local and cloud-based resources. The webinar is free but you need to […]

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enStratus Adds Support for Amazon SNS and Amazon RDS

My friends over at Minneapolis-based enStratus Networks emailed me yesterday to give me a heads-up on their newest release of their Cloud Management Solution. They have had full support for Amazon EC2 instances, S3 storage, Elastic IP Addresses, CloudWatch, Elastic Block Storage, Auto Scaling, Simple Notification Service, and CloudFront for a while. Today’s release adds […]

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Amazon RDS – Multi-AZ Deployments For Enhanced Availability & Reliability

Amazon RDS simplifies many of the common tasks associated with the deployment, operation, and scaling of a relational database. You don’t have to worry about acquiring and installing hardware, loading an operating system, installing and configuring MySQL, or managing backups. In addition, scaling the processing power or storage space available to your database is as […]

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Amazon CloudFront Now Supports Streaming Access Logs

You can now enable logging for an Amazon CloudFront Streaming distribution (see my recent post for more information about CloudFront Streaming). Once enabled for a particular distribution, CloudFront logs all accesses to a designated Amazon S3 bucket.The information in the log files will let you know which of your streaming media files are the most […]

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Upcoming webinar – Application security in the cloud

Amazon Web Services is teaming with RightScale and HyperStratus to deliver a webinar on cloud security. In survey after survey, and just about everywhere I travel, potential cloud computing users mention security as their number one concern. This webinar presents a set of best practices to ensure security for applications running in the Amazon Web […]

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