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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.

Vertica Webinar

I will be participating in a webinar on Thursday, May 22nd at 11 AM PST. Hosted by AWS user Vertica, the webinar will cover Vertica’s cloud-based approach to analytic data management. The webinar is free, but you will have to register in advance if you would like to attend. The Vertica Analytic Database runs on […]

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Lots of Bits

In January of 2008 we announced that the Amazon Web Services now consume more bandwidth than do the entire global network of Amazon.com retail sites. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has been showing a chart of the relative bandwidth usage and I just received permission to post it here: Pretty cool, huh? — Jeff;

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Cloud Studio

Alexsey and Tatyana from Cloud Services dropped me an email to tell me about the beta release of their new Cloud Studio product. Cloud Studio is a Java application for the management of Amazon EC2 instances. It features a multi-pane interface with a list of available AMIs, a list of running instances, and access to […]

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Help Wanted: More AWS Job Openings

Earlier today I met with the AWS Platform (AWSP) team. This team is responsible for the heavy duty infrastructure pieces which are common to our line of web services. These vital pieces of our infrastructure take care of authenticating and authorizing requests for AWS services, capturing usage information, billing customers for usage, analyzing large volumes […]

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Redundant Disk Storage Across Multiple EC2

XML Hacker M. David Peterson has put together a really interesting article. As part of his work at 3rd and Urban, he has implemented redundant, fault-tolerant, read-write disk storage on Amazon EC2 using a number of open source tools and applications including LVM, DRBD, NFS, Heartbeat, and VTUN. Mark notes that “the primary focus of […]

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Use Amazon SQS to Build Self-Healing Applications

Quite a few people ask us about best practices that they should consider when architecting solutions in the cloud. This post covers just one best practice: how to use Amazon Simple Queue Service to build self-healing applications. The basic idea is that you can create resilient and self-healing applications by implementing a Services Oriented Architecture […]

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High Performance Multithreaded Access to Amazon SimpleDB

The code samples described in this post are no longer available. Please consider using Amazon DynamoDB for new applications. We have just released a new code sample. Written in Java, this new sample shows how Amazon SimpleDB can be used as a repository for metadata which describes objects stored in Amazon S3. The code was […]

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Amazon S3 Copy API Ready for Testing

A few weeks ago we asked our developer community for feedback on a proposed Copy feature for Amazon S3. The feedback was both voluminous and helpful to us as we finalized our plans and designed our implementation. This feature is now available for beta use; you can find full documentation here (be sure to follow […]

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On Condor and Grids

There is lots of buzz about Hadoop and Amazon EC2and of course there should be, given all the great projects such as the one that the New York Times one, where they converted old articles into PDF files in short order at a very reasonable cost. Theres a second environment you should know about, although […]

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