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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.

AWS Storage Update – Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration + Larger Snowballs in More Regions

Several AWS teams are focused on simplifying and accelerating the process of moving on-premises data to the cloud. We started out with the very basic PUT operation and multipart upload in the early days. Along the way we gave you the ability to send us a disk, and made that process even easier by launching […]

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Amazon Kinesis Update – Amazon Elasticsearch Service Integration, Shard-Level Metrics, Time-Based Iterators

Amazon Kinesis makes streaming data easy in the cloud.The Amazon Kinesis platform is comprised of three distinct services: Kinesis Streams allows developers to build their own stream processing applications; Kinesis Firehose simplifies the process of loading streaming data into AWS for storage and analytics; Kinesis Analytics supports the analysis of streaming data using standard SQL […]

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New – Managed Platform Updates for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

simplifies the process of deploying and running web applications and web services. You simply upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk will take care of the details. This includes provisioning capacity, setting up load balancing and auto scaling, and arranging for application health monitoring. You can build Elastic Beanstalk applications using a variety of platforms and […]

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Amazon EBS Update – New Cold Storage and Throughput Options

The AWS team spends a lot of time looking in to ways to deliver innovation based around improvements in price/performance. Quite often, this means wrestling with interesting economic and technical dilemmas. For example, it turns out that there are some really interesting trade-offs between HDD and SSD storage. On the one hand, today’s SSD devices […]

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Box Zones – Giving Enterprises Control Over Data Location Using AWS

Our friends over at Box provide secure content management, collaboration, and file sharing for over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 list. Box has succeeded by paying attention to the needs of enterprise customers. For example, last year I wrote about Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), a flexible, no-compromises encryption system that gives […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 4, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday April 4 We announced Two New Predefined Commands and an Open Source Agent for the EC2 Run Command. We announced Release 4.5.0 of Amazon EMR, with Spark 1.6.1, Updated Hadoop and Presto, and Support for S3 SSE-KMS. The talked about Building a […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 28, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday March 28 The showed you How to Easily Identify Your Federated Users by Using AWS CloudTrail. BotMetric continued their series of posts on AWS Security Best Practices with two new posts: Data Security and Detective Services. Evident discussed Programmatic Security Automation for […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 21, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday March 21 We announced New CloudWatch Metrics for Spot Fleets. We announced Retry Throttling for the AWS SDK for Java. We announced that it is Now Easier to Connect Amazon Machine Learning to Amazon Redshift via the AWS Management Console. We announced […]

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Amazon Kinesis Agent Update – New Data Preprocessing Features

My colleague Ray Zhu wrote the guest post below to introduce you to some new data preprocessing features for the Amazon Kinesis Agent. Amazon Kinesis Agent is a stand-alone Java software application that provides an easy and reliable way to send data to Amazon Kinesis Streams and Amazon Kinesis Firehose. The agent monitors a set […]

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AWS Training Update – Revised AWS Technical Essentials and Architecting on AWS Courses

We continuously enhance our technical courses to stay current with the pace of AWS platform updates and incorporate student feedback.  We have made substantial updates to our two most popular foundational training courses, AWS Technical Essentials and Architecting on AWS, to better provide students with actionable knowledge to get started creating solutions with AWS and […]

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