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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.

It Takes More Than a Volcano to Stop an AWS Event

Despite the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajkull volcano in Iceland, the AWS Cloud for the Enterprise event will still take place in London later this week (Thursday, April 22, to be exact). Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has made his way from Iceland to Glasgow and is now on a train to London. He’ll be there […]

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SOASTA OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

Tom Lounibos from SOASTA sent me a heads-up on their new OLAP Engine. The new product, CloudTest Analytics, builds on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest product. It consists of  data extraction layer that is able to extract real time performance metrics from a number of existing APM (Application Performance Management) tools from vendors such as IBM, CA, […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Feature: Bootstrap Actions

When you launch an Amazon Elastic MapReduce job flow, the Hadoop job is run on a a generic AMI that we supply. Until now, there’s been  no easy way to customize the image by modifying configuration files or installing additional software. By popular demand, we now support bootstrap actions for each Elastic MapReduce job flow. […]

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Introducing the Amazon Simple Notification Service

Today I’d like to tell you about our newest service, the Amazon Simple Notification Service. We want to make it even easier for developers to build highly functional and architecturally complex applications on AWS. It turns out that applications of this type can often benefit from a publish/subscribe messaging paradigm. In such a system, publishers […]

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