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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.

Hadoop Summit also scaled on-demand!

First Ever Hadoop Summit was full in matter of hours when they added 40 more seats to event. After I wrote my blog post Taking Massive Distributed Computing to the Common Man – Hadoop on EC2/S3, we got several requests inside and outside from Amazon to attend the summit. We contacted our friends at Yahoo! […]

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Amazon S3 Plugs Into a Road Trip

Tim Heuer at Microsoft just emailed me to tell me about The Code Trip — and more particularly S3 Browser for Windows Live Writer, which is a plugin for Windows Live Writer. If you use Windows Live to host your blog, this is a desktop app that makes it easy to create blog posts which […]

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Inbox Catchup

My inbox is overflowing with great things that deserve blog posts of their very own, but since they come in so fast I am going to summarize them in this catchup post. Here’s what I’ve seen recently: Dmitriy Samovskiy wrote about Building a Multisourced Infrastructure Using OpenVPN in the most recent issue of Linux Journal. […]

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Orglex: Using AWS to Build Semantic Web Ontologies

Nik Rao of Orglex wrote to tell me about his site and about how they are using Amazon EC2, S3, and the Alexa Web Information Service to build their site. Orglex is focused on providing information services to industry professionals in vertical markets such as health insurance, clinical trials, and venture capital. Their service has […]

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Vote For Your Favorite AWS-Powered Sites

Voting for the 2008 Webware awards is now underway. Please consider voting for your favorite AWS-powered sites including these. Click Site to visit the site or Vote to begin the voting process. Animoto – Site – Vote  Basecamp – Site – Vote Coghead – Site – Vote – Site – Vote iLike – Site […]

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AWS Jobs

Jungle Disk is looking for a C/C++ developer to work directly on the product, and for a C#/ASP.Net developer to work on the web site. More info can be found in Jungle Dave’s blog post. Ronald Lewis is offering a 10% discount on EC2-based consulting jobs. — Jeff; PS – I will be happy to […]

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