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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.

New for Amazon Simple Queue Service – FIFO Queues with Exactly-Once Processing & Deduplication

As the very first member of the family of services, has certainly withstood the test of time!  Back in 2004, we described it as a “reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” Over the years, we have added many features including a dead letter queue, 256 KB payloads, SNS integration, […]

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AWS Hot Startups – November 2016 – AwareLabs, Doctor On Demand, Starling Bank, and VigLink

Tina is back with another impressive set of startups! This month we are featuring four hot AWS-powered startups: AwareLabs – Helping small businesses build smart websites Doctor On Demand – Delivering fast, easy, and cost-effective access to top healthcare providers. Starling Bank – Mobile banking for the next generation. VigLink – Powering content-driven commerce. Make […]

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Amazon QuickSight Now Generally Available – Fast & Easy to Use Business Analytics for Big Data

After a preview period that included participants from over 1,500 AWS customers ranging from startups to global enterprises, I am happy to be able to announce that is now generally available! When I invited you to join the preview last year, I wrote: In the past, Business Intelligence required an incredible amount of undifferentiated heavy […]

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New – CloudWatch Events for EBS Snapshots

Cloud computing can improve upon traditional IT operations by giving you the power to automate complex high-level operations that were formerly kept in a runbook or passed along as tribal knowledge. Far too many of these operations involve backup and recovery operations, especially in smaller and less mature organizations. Many AWS customers make great use […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 7, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. Thanks are due to the 17 internal and external contributors who submitted pull requests! Monday November 7 We announced a CloudWatch Update – Jump From Metrics to Associated Logs. We published a Quick Start Reference Deployment for CI/CD for Microsoft Windows on AWS. […]

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New – HIPAA Eligibility for AWS Snowball

Many of the tools and technologies now in use at your local doctor, dentist, hospital, or other healthcare provider generate massive amounts of sensitive digital data. Other prolific data generators include genomic sequencers and any number of activity and fitness trackers. We all want to benefit from the insights that can be produced by this […]

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New – Burst Balance Metric for EC2’s General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

Many AWS customers are getting great results with the General Purpose SSD (gp2) EBS volumes that we launched in mid-2014 (see New SSD-Backed Elastic Block Storage for more information).  If you’re unsure of which volume type to use for your workload, gp2 volumes are the best default choice because they offer balanced price/performance for a […]

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