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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.

Ankoder – Video Encoding on Demand

Rex Chung wrote to tell me that his EC2-powered Ankoder site can now segment files for iPhone HTTP streaming. As noted in the iPhone Dev Center, HTTP streaming obviates the need for specialized servers, extra firewall entries, and othe complexity. It supports live and video on demand sessions. The Ankoder blog contains a complete walkthrough […]

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Lower Prices for EC2 Windows Instances using Authentication Services

We’ve removed the distinction between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services, allowing all of our Windows instances to make use of Authentication Services such as LDAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos. With this change, any Windows instance can host a Domain Controller or join an existing domain. File sharing services such […]

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Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, , the ability to do parallel processing, and algorithmic […]

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New Public Data Set: Daily Global Weather

The folks at Infochimps have just released the Daily Global Weather Public Data Set. This 20 GB data set incorporates daily weather measurements (temperature, dew point, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth) from over 9000 weather stations around the world. The data was originally collected as part of the Global Surface Summary of […]

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Cloud Computing for Developers

If you are interested in both IBM software and Cloud Computing, theres an online event that you need to know about. Its no secret that large enterprises are rapidly setting up shop in the Cloud. Applications that range from CRM to ERP to in-house infrastructure. Cloud computing removes so many barriers that adoption seems self […]

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