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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.

DynamoDB – Price Reduction and New Reserved Capacity Model

We’re making Amazon DynamoDB an even better value today, with a price reduction and a new reserved capacity pricing model. Behind the scenes, we’ve worked hard to make this happen. We have fine-tuned our storage and our processing model, optimized our replication pipeline, and taken advantage of our scale to drive down our hardware costs. […]

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Windows Wednesday – AWS Implementation Guide for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Tom Rizzo is back with another guest post. Today he brings news of an implementation guide and some CloudFormation templates to show you how to implement SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. — Jeff; Welcome to another installment of Windows Wednesday! Last week we announced the beta of our AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server which […]

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AWS at the University Hacker Olympics

We were pleased to be able to sponsor the University Hacker Olympics event earlier this year. Held in San Francisco, the event attracted 100 student scholars from 25 universities. The students competed for a chance to win over $150,000 in travel and other prizes. As a platium sponsor, we provided AWS credits to all contestants, […]

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Meet the AWS Team at SxSW

Several of my colleagues on the AWS team are heading to South by Southwest (SxSW) this year. If you are planning to be there, they’d be overjoyed to meet you. We have a booth, two AWS sessions, and some special events: Amazon BoothThe AWS team will be at the Austin Convention Center during SxSW Interactive […]

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Modulus – Scalable Hosting of Node.js Apps With MongoDB Support

Charlie from Modulus wrote in to tell me that their new platform is now available, and that it runs on AWS. Modulus was designed to let you build and host Node.js applications in a scalable fashion. Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment built around an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. Web applications built on  Node.js are […]

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AWS Special Hiring Event in Berlin

We’re hiring in Berlin! We are scaling up the existing AWS OpsWorks team and we’re building a new Machine Learning team as well. We are setting up a recruiting event in Berlin that will run from the 11th to the 17th of March. If you are interested in attending the event or just want to […]

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Reserved Instance Price Reduction for Amazon EC2

The AWS team is always exploring ways to reduce costs and to pass the savings along to our customers. We’re more than happy to continue this tradition with our latest price reduction. Starting today, we are reducing prices for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by […]

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