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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.

Webinar: Amazon SimpleDB Developer Brown Bag

Join the Amazon SimpleDB team for the latest in our ongoing Developer Brown Bag series. Topics will include: Recap of recently released features A step-by-step SimpleDB tutorial by AWS Evangelist Mike Culver Your questions We will take live questions via the webinar console, but to allow for a more thorough response, attendees are encouraged to […]

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What Do You Run?

As more and more businesses run applications in the cloud, we’re starting to hear about mainstream software from the likes of IBM and Oracle running on Amazon EC2. There are strong privacy and security controls in place around each AWS customer account, and accordingly there’s no way for us to gain a sense of who […]

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Announcing Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Today we are introducing Amazon Elastic MapReduce , our new Hadoop-based processing service. I’ll spend a few minutes talking about the generic MapReduce concept and then I’ll dive in to the details of this exciting new service. Over the past 3 or 4 years, scientists, researchers, and commercial developers have recognized and embraced the MapReduce […]

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New AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

We want to make the process of building, testing, and deploying applications on Amazon EC2 as simple and efficient as possible. Modern web applications typically run in clustered environments comprised of one or more servers. Unfortunately, setting up a cluster can involve locating, connecting, configuring and maintaining a significant amount of hardware. Once this has […]

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Amazon SimpleDB Batch Put, More Attributes Per Domain

We’ve just released an important new feature for Amazon SimpleDB. The new BatchPutAttributes function allows you to create or update up to 25 SimpleDB items at a time, in transactional fashion. This new call is more efficient than a series of individual PutAttribute calls since one call incurs far less connection latency than a series […]

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Announcing Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances

Earlier in my career, I thought that innovation was solely about technology. If you wanted to address a new market or to increase sales, writing more code was always a good option. Having gained some wisdom and experience over the years, I’ve finally figured out the obvious — that innovation can also take the form […]

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