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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.

ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of ScienceResearch.com was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

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New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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AWS Import/Export: Ship Us That Disk!

.notyet { background-color: yellow; } .quote20090507 { width: 80%; border: 1px dotted black; padding: 8px; margin-left: 60px; margin-bottom: 10px; } .list20090507 li { padding-bottom: 8px; } Many years ago, professor Andy Tanenbaum wrote the following: Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway. Since station wagons and tapes […]

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New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch

We are working to make it even easier for you to build sophisticated, scalable, and robust web applications using AWS. As soon as you launch some EC2 instances, you want visibility into resource utilization and overall performance. You want your application to be able to scale on demand based on traffic and system load. You […]

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Quetzall CloudCache

Marc from Quetzall sent me a note about their new CloudCache product. CloudCache is a fast, lightweight key-value caching system designed for use within the cloud. Each key can optionally have an associated TTL (time to live). Once the TTL is reached the key and the associated value are removed from the cache. Running on […]

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