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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.

IBM Mashup Center Webcast

This is a very short blog post in the form of a reminder to sign-up for tomorrow’s demo on IBM Mashup Center on Amazon Web Services You can sign up here. Of course there are a variety of webinars available — both planned and archived. I encourage you to check them out. Mike

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FlightCaster – AWS-Powered Flight Delay Prediction

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing more aggravating than a delayed flight. The team at FlightCaster has used AWS to build a powerful tool for travelers. FlightCaster uses the following sources of data to drive its predictions: Inbound aircraft status Departure aircraft status Arrival airport status Departure weather Arrival weather Official airline status (which, presumably […]

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Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you create your own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances and connect it to your existing network using an IPsec VPN connection. This new offering lets you take advantage of the low cost and flexibility of AWS while leveraging the investment you have already made in your […]

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Twilio Developer Contest – Build an AWS-Powered Twilio Application, Win a Netbook

Twilio is an AWS-powered platform for telephony applications. You can use their APIs to build voice-based applications to interact with phones, phone calls, and callers. They’ve been running a developer contest each week. The developer of the winning entry is awarded a netbook. Previous contests have asked developers to focus on interactive advertising, PHP applications, […]

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Partner Webinar: eForms in the Cloud

It’s easy to think of the Amazon Cloud as a robust virtual data center, and with good reason. However more and more applications are available that provide business-level functionality. So I’d like to invite you to attend a Webinar on IBM Lotus Forms Turbo. The Webinar will be on Monday, August 24th, and will show […]

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SpringSource Cloud Foundry – Enterprise Java in the Cloud

The SpringSource Cloud Foundry allows developers to build, run, and manage Java, Spring, and Grails applications on Amazon EC2. After creating a free account at www.cloudfoundry.com, you can design and configure complex systems, intelligently provision complete Java stacks, while making use of SLA-driven resource allocation and benefiting from automated infrastructure repair. You can upload one […]

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Adding the Export to AWS Import/Export

I blogged about the new AWS Import/Export feature this past spring and told you how it allows you to load any amount of data into Amazon S3 by simply shipping the data to us on a compatible storage device. The response to that announcement has been excellent and our customers are now sending us terabytes […]

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Pig Latin – High Level Data Processing with Elastic MapReduce

Amazon Elastic MapReduce now includes support for the Pig Latin programming language. A product of the Apache Software Foundation, Pig Latin is a SQL-like data transformation language. You can use Pig Latin to run complex processes on large-scale compute clusters without having to spend time learning the MapReduce paradigm. Pig Latin programs are built around […]

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