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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.

ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

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New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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AWS Import/Export: Ship Us That Disk!

Update (June 15, 2018) – Since the launch of this service almost a decade ago, we have launched many other data transfer services that may be easier for you to use including AWS Snowball, AWS Snowball Edge, AWS Snowmobile, and AWS Direct Connect. Many years ago, professor Andy Tanenbaum wrote the following: Never underestimate the […]

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