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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.

AWS Marketplace – Support for Windows Applications (ISVs Wanted)

Today we are opening up the AWS Marketplace to applications running on Microsoft Windows. We’re launching with an initial set of applications, with many more in the pipeline for release in the near future. If you are a Windows ISV (Independent Software Vendor), you should consider making your products available in the Marketplace. I’ll tell […]

AWS Week in Review – November 26, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday,  November 26 I published a new AWS Report featuring Venugopal Pai of Riverbed. Tuesday, November 27 We showed you how to Enable Single Sign-On to the AWS Management Console. I conducted live interviews from the floor of AWS re:Invent with Mike Culver, […]

The New AWS Data Pipeline

Data. Information. Big Data. Business Intelligence. It’s all the rage these days. Companies of all sizes are realizing that managing data is a lot more complicated and time consuming than in the past, despite the fact that the cost of the underlying storage continues to decline. Buried deep within this mountain of data is the […]

Amazon ElastiCache – Now With Auto Discovery

Amazon ElastiCache gives you the power to improve application performance by adding a flexible, scalable caching layer between your application and your database. Today we are happy to announce a new feature that will make ElastiCache even easier to use. Our new Auto Discovery feature will allow your applications to automatically and transparently adapt to […]

Amazon S3 Storage Price Reduction (24 to 28%)

I’m writing to you from the floor of AWS re:Invent, where a capacity crowd is learning all about the latest and greatest AWS developments. As part of the welcoming keynote, AWS Senior VP Andy Jassy announced that were reducing prices again. This is our 24th price reduction – we continue to innovate on our customers […]

Amazon Redshift – The New AWS Data Warehouse

You may have noticed that we announced Amazon Redshift today a data warehouse service that is a lot faster, simpler, and less expensive than alternatives available today. Let’s Talk About Data A data warehouse is a specialized type of relational database, optimized for high-performance analysis and reporting of transactions. It collects current and historical transactional […]

AWS Trusted Advisor – Special offer at AWS re:Invent

The AWS Trusted Advisor is really cool. It provides you with advice and recommendations that will allow you to spend less money on AWS, and to make better use of a number of AWS features and facilities. I recently spoke to Forest Johns, Product Manager for the AWS Trusted Advisor, to learn more about it: […]

Enable Single Sign On to the AWS Management Console

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to create and manage IAM users and manage access to your AWS account. Some customers have told us that they prefer leveraging their existing corporate identities to access AWS services and resources via identity federation.  Today, were making it even easier for you to get started with […]