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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.

Amazon Kinesis Analytics – Process Streaming Data in Real Time with SQL

As you may know, greatly simplifies the process of working with real-time streaming data in the . Instead of setting up and running your own processing and short-term storage infrastructure, you simply create a Kinesis Stream or Kinesis Firehose, arrange to pump data in to it, and then build an application to process or analyze […]

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Powerful AWS Platform Features, Now for Containers

Containers are great but they come with their own management challenges. Our customers have been using containers on AWS for quite some time to run workloads ranging from microservices to batch jobs. They told us that managing a cluster, including the state of the EC2 instances and containers, can be tricky, especially as the environment […]

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New – AWS Application Load Balancer

We launched Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) for AWS in the spring of 2009 (see New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch to see just how far AWS has come since then). Elastic Load Balancing has become a key architectural component for many AWS-powered applications. In conjunction with , Elastic […]

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Update – Snapshot Price Reduction & More PIOPS/GiB

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) makes it easy for you to create persistent block level storage volumes and attach them to your EC2 instances. Among many other features, EBS allows you to provision SSD-backed volumes with the desired level of performance (Provisioned IOPS or PIOPS) and to create snapshot backups either manually or programmatically. Today […]

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New – Just-in-Time Certificate Registration for AWS IoT

We launched at re:Invent (read AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices for an introduction) and made it generally available last December. Earlier this year my colleague Olawale Oladehin showed you how to Use Your Own Certificate with AWS IoT. Before that, John Renshaw talked about Predictive Maintenance with AWS IoT and Amazon Machine […]

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Amazon EMR 5.0.0 – Major App Updates, UI Improvements, Better Debugging, and More

The team has been cranking out new releases at a fast and furious pace! Here’s a quick recap of this year’s launches: EMR 4.7.0 – Updates to Apache Tez, Apache Phoenix, Presto, HBase, and Mahout (June). EMR 4.6.0 – HBase for realtime access to massive datasets (April). EMR 4.5.0 – Updates to Hadoop, Presto; addition […]

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AWS Application Discovery Service Update – Agentless Discovery for VMware

As I wrote earlier this year, is designed to help you to dig in to your existing environment, identify what’s going on, and provide you with the information and visibility that you need to have in order to successfully migrate your systems and applications to the cloud (see my post, New – AWS Application Discovery […]

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