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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.

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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Scalability Help Needed at

My friends down at are in the midst of a traffic surge that’s only going to grow even more immense over the coming weeks and months. The front page of the site says: Looking for someone to help scale the site STAT. Will seriously pay you a suitcase full of cash. They are using […]

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Powered by AWS Logos

If you have built an AWS application and want to dress it up a bit with the addition of a “Powered By AWS” logo, we’ve got good news for you. Head over to our Co-marketing With Amazon Web Services page  and scroll down to Logo Program. From there you can download a Zip file with […]

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Links, Links, and More Links

I’m attacking my inbox with a shovel; here are just a few of the things I found within: First off, Rich Lafferty enumerates the most expensive things at Amazon. Fortunately, the $40,000 Super Bowl XL Opus MVP Edition is available for free shipping. There are 3 in stock as I write this, so be sure […]

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AWS Gathering at ETech – Register Now

If you will be coming to the Emerging Technology Conference next week, we’d like to invite you to a special gathering of AWS customers. To register, send  an email to . Other important ETech events include Amazon’s Werner Vogel’s talk about Building Scalable Infrastructure, which should go well with Don MacAskill’s threat to Set […]

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Attention Massachusetts Developers

I’ll be presenting to the New England VB Professionals Group in Waltham on Thursday, April 5th. Hope to see you there! If you’d like to meet on Friday, April 6 I still have some time open. Am planning to fly back out of Hartford, CT so anyone west of the Boston Metro area is welcome […]

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Two More Conferences

March and April is definitely conference season for us. Here are two more upcoming events: On Friday, March 23rd I will be judging the Under the Radar “Why Office 2.0” competition in Santa Clara, California. Registering through that link will entitle you to a $100 VIP discount. On Monday, March 27th I will be speaking […]

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