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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.

Cloud Computing and Mobile Devices at the BlackBerry Developer Conference

AWS user Bob Wise (VP of Engineering for Melodeo, producer of nuTsie) asked me to pass along some information about his upcoming session at the BlackBerry Developer Conference (November 9-12 in San Francisco). Here’s the scoop: Developers who want to build scalable, cost-effective cloud-based solutions will be interested in this session. Learn about Melodeo’s client/server […]

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The AWS Blog: The First Five Years

I was checking out the archive for this blog and realized that I wrote my first post exactly five years ago! In that time I’ve written posts to introduce each of our new services. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights: We started out with the November 2004 introduction of the Amazon Simple Queue Service […]

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New EC2 High-Memory Instances

In many cases, scaling out (by launching additional instances) is the best way to bring additional CPU processing power and memory to bear on a problem, while also distributing network traffic across multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers). Certain workloads, however, are better supported by scaling up with a more capacious instance. Examples of these workloads […]

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New Public Data Set: YRI Trio

The YRI Trio Public Data Set provides complete genome sequence data for three Yoruba individuals from Ibadan, Nigeria, which represent the first human genomes sequenced using Illuminas next generation Sequence-by-Synthesis technology. This data represents some of the first individual human genomes to be sequenced and peer-reviewed (the full story is here). This article contains full […]

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AWS Workshops in Beijing, Bangalore and Chennai

I will be in China and India starting next week. Apart from other meetings and presentations to user group, this time, I will be taking up 3-hour workshops. These workshops are targeted at architects and technical decision makers and attendees will get a chance to play with core AWS infrastructure services. If you are a […]

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