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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.

Additional At-Rest and In-Transit Encryption Options for Amazon EMR

Our customers use (including Apache Hadoop and the full range of tools that make up the Apache Spark ecosystem) to handle many types of mission-critical big data use cases. For example: Yelp processes over a terabyte of log files and photos every day. Expedia processes streams of clickstream, user interaction, and supply data. FINRA analyzes […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 12, 2016

Wow! Twenty five (25) external and internal contributors worked together to create this edition of the AWS Week in Review. If you would like to join the party (with the possibility of a free lunch at re:Invent), please visit the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. Monday September 12 We announced a Second Edge Location […]

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AWS CloudFormation Update – YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

gives you the ability to express entire stacks (collections of related AWS resources) declaratively, by constructing templates. You can define a stack, specify and configure the desired resources and their relationship to each other, and then launch as many copies of the stack as desired. CloudFormation will create and set up the resources for you, […]

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AWS Webinars – September 2016

At the beginning of the month I blogged about the value of continuing education and shared an infographic that ilustrated the link between continued education and increased pay, higher effectiveness, and decreased proclivity to seek other employment. The pace of AWS innovation means that there’s always something new to learn. One way to do this […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – New Minor Versions, Logical Replication, DMS, and More

simplifies the process of setting up, operating, and scaling a relational database in the cloud. With support for six database engines (, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB) RDS has become a foundation component for many cloud-based applications. We launched support for PostgreSQL in late 2013 and followed up that launch with support […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 5, 2016

This is the third community-driven edition of the AWS Week in Review. Special thanks are due to the 15 internal and external contributors who helped to make this happen. If you would like to contribute, please take a look at the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. Monday September 5 John McKim wrote about GraphQL […]

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