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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.

New for AWS Lambda – Environment Variables and Serverless Application Model (SAM)

I am thrilled by all of the excitement that I see around and serverless application development. I have shared many serverless success stories, tools, and open source projects in the AWS Week in Review over the last year or two. Today I would like to tell you about two important additions to Lambda: environment variables […]

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Human Longevity, Inc. – Changing Medicine Through Genomics Research

Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is at the forefront of genomics research and wants to build the world’s largest database of human genomes along with related phenotype and clinical data, all in support of preventive healthcare. In today’s guest post, Yaron Turpaz,  Bryan Coon, and Ashley Van Zeeland talk about how they are using AWS to […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Update – Percentile Statistics and New Dashboard Widgets

There sure is a lot going on with these days! Earlier this month I showed you how to Jump From Metrics to Associated Logs and told you about Extended Metrics Retention and the User Interface Update. Today we are improving CloudWatch yet again, adding percentile statistics and two new dashboard widgets. Time is super tight […]

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New for Amazon Simple Queue Service – FIFO Queues with Exactly-Once Processing & Deduplication

As the very first member of the family of services, has certainly withstood the test of time!  Back in 2004, we described it as a “reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” Over the years, we have added many features including a dead letter queue, 256 KB payloads, SNS integration, […]

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AWS Hot Startups – November 2016 – AwareLabs, Doctor On Demand, Starling Bank, and VigLink

Tina is back with another impressive set of startups! This month we are featuring four hot AWS-powered startups: AwareLabs – Helping small businesses build smart websites Doctor On Demand – Delivering fast, easy, and cost-effective access to top healthcare providers. Starling Bank – Mobile banking for the next generation. VigLink – Powering content-driven commerce. Make […]

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Amazon QuickSight Now Generally Available – Fast & Easy to Use Business Analytics for Big Data

After a preview period that included participants from over 1,500 AWS customers ranging from startups to global enterprises, I am happy to be able to announce that is now generally available! When I invited you to join the preview last year, I wrote: In the past, Business Intelligence required an incredible amount of undifferentiated heavy […]

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