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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.

Well-Architected, Working Backward to Play it Forward

My colleague Philip “Fitz” Fitzsimons wrote the guest post below to bring you up to date on the popular Well-Architected Framework. Working backward is a fundamental part of our innovation process. We start with the customer and what they want, and let that define and guide our efforts. Having released the Well-Architected Framework in 2015 […]

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Build Enterprise Mobile Apps with AWS Mobile Hub – New User Management and SaaS Integration

allows you to build, test, and monitor mobile applications that make use of one or more AWS services. You can use its single, integrated console to add user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics features to your apps, with plenty of opportunities for customization. We are seeing an increasing number […]

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AWS Storage Update – S3 & Glacier Price Reductions + Additional Retrieval Options for Glacier

Back in 2006, we launched S3 with a revolutionary pay-as-you-go pricing model, with an initial price of 15 cents per GB per month. Over the intervening decade, we reduced the price per GB by 80%, launched S3 in every AWS Region, and enhanced the original one-size-fits-all model with user-driven features such as web site hosting, […]

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CloudTrail Update – Capture and Process Amazon S3 Object-Level API Activity

I would like to show you how several different AWS services can be used together to address a challenge faced by many of our customers. Along the way I will introduce you to a new feature that launches today and show you how you can use it in conjunction with CloudWatch Events. The Challenge Our […]

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New – Web Access for Amazon WorkSpaces

We launched WorkSpaces in late 2013 (Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing in the Cloud) and have been adding new features at a rapid clip. Here are some highlights from 2016: November 2016 – WorkSpaces adds GPU-Powered Graphics Bundles. October 2016 – WorkSpaces becomes available in the EU (Frankfurt) Region. August 2016 – WorkSpaces offers hourly […]

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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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New – Auto Scaling for EMR Clusters

The team is cranking out new features at an impressive pace (guess they have lots of worker nodes)! So far this quarter they have added all of these features: September – Data Encryption for Apache Spark, Tez, and Hadoop MapReduce. September – Open-sourced EMR-DynamoDB Connector for Apache Hive. November – Stream Processing at Scale with […]

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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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