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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.

AWS Hot Startups – September 2016

Tina Barr is back with this month’s hot startups on AWS! It’s officially fall so warm up that hot cider and check out this month’s great AWS-powered startups: Funding Circle – The leading online marketplace for business loans. Karhoo – A ride comparison app. nearbuy – Connecting customers and local merchants across India. Funding Circle […]

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AWS Pop-up Loft and Innovation Lab in Munich

I’m happy to be able to announce that an AWS Pop-up Loft is opening in Munich on October 26th, with a full calendar of events and a brand-new AWS Innovation Lab, all created with the help of our friends at Intel and Nordcloud. Developers, entrepreneurs, students come to AWS Lofts around the world to learn, […]

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AWS Enterprise Support Update – Training Credits, Operations Review, Well-Architected

I often speak to new and potential AWS customers in our EBC (Executive Briefing Center) in Seattle. The vast majority of them have already bought in to the promise of the cloud and are already making plans that involve a combination of  “lifting and shifting” existing applications and building new, cloud-native ones. Because their move […]

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Additional At-Rest and In-Transit Encryption Options for Amazon EMR

Our customers use (including Apache Hadoop and the full range of tools that make up the Apache Spark ecosystem) to handle many types of mission-critical big data use cases. For example: Yelp processes over a terabyte of log files and photos every day. Expedia processes streams of clickstream, user interaction, and supply data. FINRA analyzes […]

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API Gateway Update – New Features Simplify API Development

allows you to quickly and easily build and run application backends that are robust and scalable. With the recent addition of usage plans, you can create an ecosystem of partner developers around your APIs. Let’s review some terminology to start things off: Endpoint – A URL (provided by ) that responds to HTTP requests. These […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 12, 2016

Wow! Twenty five (25) external and internal contributors worked together to create this edition of the AWS Week in Review. If you would like to join the party (with the possibility of a free lunch at re:Invent), please visit the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. Monday September 12 We announced a Second Edge Location […]

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AWS CloudFormation Update – YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

gives you the ability to express entire stacks (collections of related AWS resources) declaratively, by constructing templates. You can define a stack, specify and configure the desired resources and their relationship to each other, and then launch as many copies of the stack as desired. CloudFormation will create and set up the resources for you, […]

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