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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 Redshift – Up to 2X Throughput and 10X Vacuuming Performance Improvements

My colleague Maor Kleider wrote today’s guest post! , AWS’s fully managed data warehouse service, makes petabyte-scale data analysis fast, cheap, and simple. Since launch, it has been one of AWS’s fastest growing services, with many thousands of customers across many industries. Enterprises such as NTT DOCOMO, NASDAQ, FINRA, Johnson & Johnson, Hearst, Amgen, and […]

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EC2 Instance Console Screenshot

When our users move existing machine images to the cloud for use on Amazon EC2, they occasionally encounter issues with drivers, boot parameters, system configuration settings, and in-progress software updates. These issues can cause the instance to become unreachable via RDP (for Windows) or SSH (for Linux) and can be difficult to diagnose. On a […]

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New AWS Quick Start Reference Deployment – Standardized Architecture for PCI DSS

If you build an application that processes credit card data, you need to conform to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). Adherence to the standard means that you need to meet control objectives for your network, protect cardholder data, implement strong access controls, and more. In order to help AWS customers to build […]

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New – Cross-Account Snapshot Sharing for Amazon Aurora

is a high-performance, MySQL-compatible database engine. Aurora combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effective of open source databases (see my post, Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS, to learn more). Aurora shares some important attributes with the other database engines that are available […]

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I Love My Amazon WorkSpace!

Early last year my colleague Steve Mueller stopped by my office to tell me about an internal pilot program that he thought would be of interest to me. He explained that they were getting ready to run Amazon WorkSpaces on the Amazon network and offered to get me on the waiting list. Of course, being […]

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Welcome to the Newest AWS Community Heroes (Spring 2016)

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Ryan Kroonenburg Aleksandar Nenov Markus Ostertag Cliff Lu The Heroes share their knowledge and demonstrate their enthusiasm for AWS via social media, blog posts, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Ryan Kroonenburg Ryan […]

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