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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.

iSyndica: An AWS Love Story

iSyndica is a digital media distribution platform built on the top of AWS. They help digital content producers such as photographers and videographers distribute their work to multiple agencies where they can sell their work. The iSyndica Elevator Pitch does a nice job of explaining this “Upload Once, Sell Everywhere” platform. They shared their love […]

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Upcoming AWS Events

October and November are busy months for Amazon Web Services. Here is a round-up of some of the events that we will be hosting or participating in. We’d love to meet you if you are able to attend any of these! If you are an IBM Regional Systems Integrator (or if you are interested in […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Goodies: Apache Hive, Karmasphere Studio for Hadoop, Cloudera’s Hadoop Distribution

Earlier today, Amazon’s Peter Sirota took the stage at Hadoop World and announced a number of new goodies for Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Here’s what he revealed to the crowd: Apache Hive Support Elastic MapReduce now supports Apache Hive. Hive builds on Hadoop to provide tools for data summarization, ad hoc querying, and analysis of large […]

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AWS Multi-Factor Authentication In Action!

I love to speak to user groups because there’s little time pressure and plenty of time to engage with the audience. As part of last week’s very pleasant trip to Iowa, I spoke to the CIALUG (Central Iowa Linux User’s Group).We met in a very cool coworking space called the Impromptu Studio. The audience wasn’t […]

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Ankoder – Video Encoding on Demand

Rex Chung wrote to tell me that his EC2-powered Ankoder site can now segment files for iPhone HTTP streaming. As noted in the iPhone Dev Center, HTTP streaming obviates the need for specialized servers, extra firewall entries, and other complexity. It supports live and video on demand sessions. The Ankoder blog contains a complete walkthrough […]

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Lower Prices for EC2 Windows Instances using Authentication Services

We’ve removed the distinction between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services, allowing all of our Windows instances to make use of Authentication Services such as LDAP, RADIUS, and Kerberos. With this change, any Windows instance can host a Domain Controller or join an existing domain. File sharing services such […]

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