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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.

Announcing AWS Elastic Beanstalk support for Python, and seamless database integration

Its a good day to be a Python developer: AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Python applications! If youre not familiar with Elastic Beanstalk, its the easiest way to deploy and manage scalable PHP, Java, .NET, and now Python applications on AWS. You simply upload your application, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles all of the details associated […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 6, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 6 AWS Elastic MapReduce now supports Hadoop 1.0.3 including HDFS over HTTP. Wednesday, August 8 We released some EBS Provisioned IOPS resources including a benchmarking guide. Thursday, August 9 We reduced the minimum throughput for DynamoDB tables. Stay tuned for another exciting week! — Jeff;   Modified […]

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The AWS Report – Kate Matsudaira of

I interviewed Kate Matsudaira, CTO of, for The AWS Report. Kate told me how uses AWS to implement  a next-generation online (web and mobile) shopping experience using terabytes of data pulled from thousands of sources. Behind the scenes, uses a number of AWS services including EC2, S3, and Elastic MapReduce. Because they […]

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Amazon DynamoDB – Reduced Minimum Throughput

Our customers have been making great use of Amazon DynamoDB‘s provisioned throughput model! They are provisioning tables that handle hundreds of thousands of reads or writes per second to millions and even billions of items. They are adjusting provisioned throughput on the fly, in order to cope with changes in requirements, and paying only for […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Wasser, Raveld

Earlier this summer I interviewed Michael Wasser, the founder of Raveld, located near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. Raveld’s elevator pitch is “clear and concise cloud costs.” I enjoyed speaking with Michael to learn about his product and how it uses AWS: Michael built Raveld after finding that his consulting customers were exceeding their cloud computing budgets […]

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