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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.

The AWS Report – Billy Cox of Intel

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke to Billy Cox, Director of Cloud Strategy for Intel. We discussed the genesis of cloud computing, some historical trends, and ways that Intel is optimizing their processors for cloud-style workloads. I really enjoyed speaking with Billy and I think you’ll be able to see this in […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports SQL Server 2012

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports SQL Server 2012.You can now launch the Express, Web, and Standard Editions of this powerful database from the comfort of the AWS Management Console. SQL Server 2008 R2 is still available, as are multiple versions and editions of MySQL and Oracle Database. If you are from the […]

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NASDAQ OMX FinQloud – A Cloud Solution for the Financial Services Industry

NASDAQ OMX‘s new FinQloud is a cloud solution designed to serve the needs of the regulated financial services industry. By building FinQloud on top of AWS, NASDAQ was able to create a protected environment for regulated data that meets very stringent security, reliability, and durability requirements. Financial services firms operate in a very complex global […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 17, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 17 We added four new checks to the AWS Trusted Advisor including EC2 Reserved Instance Optimization, VPN Tunnel Redundancy, RDS Backup, and RDS Multi-AZ. Tuesday, September 18 We introduced Auto Scaling termination policies to give you additonal control over the scale-down process. Friday, September 21 Developer Andy […]

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Optimizing Provisioned Throughput in Amazon DynamoDB

UPDATE (May 5, 2018) The capacity management capabilities of Amazon DynamoDB were enhanced after this blog post was published. As a result, the post references information that may no longer be the most accurate or a best practice. Pease read the DynamoDB documentation on Best Practices for Designing and Using Partition Keys Effectively to learn […]

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