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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.

Enomalism Amazon EC2 Migration Module

The Enomalism Amazon EC2 Migration Module supports bi-directional migration of virtual machine images to and from Amazon EC2. In other words, you can easily and transparently move running images back and forth between your local Xen-based computing environment and Amazon EC2. Using this tool you can do all sorts of interesting things including creation of […]

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Tracking AWS Releases

We were sitting around the office the other day, munching on some M&Ms and lamenting the fact that we had to actually go and check the various AWS Forums each day in order to stay abreast of the newest releases of each product. We knew that each forum had its own RSS feed, but the […]

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Another ECS Release

The Amazon E-Commerce Service has been updated! New features include: ItemSearch now returns products from 25 search bins. The former limit was just 10 bins. More Variation dimensions, including GemType, HardwarePlatform, OperatingSystem, ScentName, and TotalDiamondWeight, are now returned, as appropriate. New search indexes are supported, include Toys in France, Watches in Japan, and Sporting Goods […]

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Another Database Solution for EC2 – S3DFS and SQLite

An anonymous poster at the (very entertaining) Nanobeepers blog, reports on the use of Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and the SD3FS file system from OpenFount to host the SQLite database. As he notes: So, by adding EC2 instances that are all attached to the same S3 bucket, and using round-robin dns to distribute traffic among […]

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MySQL Interface to Amazon S3

Independent developer Mark Atwood has been working on a MySQL interface to Amazon S3. Released under the GNU Public License, the code is compatible with version 5.1 of MySQL. Once the interface has been installed and configured with your AWS developer credentials,  you can now create tables using the AWSS3 storage engine like this: CREATE […]

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Links for Thursday, April 5, 2007

A few things I couldn’t wait (waiting being defined as having time to write real blog entries) to share: Mitch Garnaat: Monster Muck Mashup – Mass Video Conversion Using AWS – Over the past year or so, Amazon has been expanding it’s line of infrastructural web services. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to call this […]

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Monday Links

Here are some interesting Monday morning links: Smugmug‘s Don MacAskill has posted the slides from his recent ETech talk. Per the slides, they now have 192TB of photos stored in Amazon S3! Don’s deck also documents cost avoidance of $692K to date. After reviewing several different approaches to combining local storage with S3, Don discusses […]

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News from ETech

Alex Iskold has written a very lucid summary of Werner Vogels’ Etech keynote from earlier today. Of course, I agree with his summary: AWS is continuing to impress. Amazon is now focused on amplifying the customer success stories and turning that buzz into more customers. Given the pricing and simplicity of AWS, it appears that […]

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