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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 Reader Endpoint for Amazon Aurora – Load Balancing & Higher Availability

Feature-by-feature, has become more powerful and easier to use. Over the past months we have given you the ability to create a cluster from a MySQL backup, create cross-region read replicas, share snapshots across accounts, exercise additional control over failover, and migrate from other in-cloud or on-premises databases to Aurora. Today, as an extension of […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 29, 2016

This is the second community-driven edition of the AWS Week in Review. Special thanks are due to the 13 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. Adding relevant content is fast and easy and can be […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – Parallel Read Ahead, Faster Indexing, NUMA Awareness

is currently the fastest-growing AWS service! As a relational database designed for the cloud (read Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS to learn more), Aurora offers great performance, effortless storage scaling all the way up to 64 TB, durability, and high availability. Because Aurora was designed to be compatible with […]

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Infographic – Top 5 Findings: Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report

As we see more customers transition their business to the cloud, we are also seeing increased demand in the market for skilled IT professionals who are capable of designing, deploying, and operating applications and infrastructure on AWS. IT certifications are considered a gold standard for validating technical proficiency and one’s ability to perform on the […]

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AWS Hot Startups – August 2016

Back with her second guest post, Tina Barr talks about four more hot startups! This month we are featuring four hot AWS-powered startups: Craftsvilla – Offering a platform to purchase ethnic goods. SendBird – Helping developers build 1-on-1 messaging and group chat quickly. Teletext.io – A solution for content management, without the system. Wavefront – […]

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