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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.

Learn about Amazon Redshift in our new Data Warehousing on AWS Class

As our customers continue to look to use their data to help drive their missions forward, finding a way to simply and cost-effectively make use of analytics is becoming increasingly important. That is why I am happy to announce the upcoming availability of Data Warehousing on AWS, a new course that helps customers leverage the […]

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Amazon ElastiCache Update – Export Redis Snapshots to Amazon S3

supports the popular Memcached and Redis in-memory caching engines. While Memcached is generally used to cache results from a slower, disk-based database, Redis is used as a fast, persistent key-value store. It uses replicas and failover to support high availability, and natively supports the use of structured values. Today I am going to focus on […]

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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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