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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.

Urgent & Important – Rotate Your Amazon RDS, Aurora, and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) Certificates

Feb 5th, 2020: We’ve made an edit to this post. Previously, we had communicated that between February 5 and March 5, 2020, RDS would automatically stage the new certificates on RDS database instances without a restart. Based on customer feedback and to give customers as much time as possible to complete updates, RDS will neither […]

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Amazon at CES 2020 – Connectivity & Mobility

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts tomorrow. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest developments in many areas including 5G, IoT, Advertising, Automotive, Blockchain, Health & Wellness, Home & Family, Immersive Entertainment, Product Design & Manufacturing, Robotics & Machine Intelligence, and Sports. Amazon at CES If you will be traveling […]

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AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Wednesday, December 4th

Here’s what we announced today: Amplify DataStore – This is a persistent, on-device storage repository that will help you to synchronize data across devices and to handle offline operations. It can be used as a standalone local datastore for web and mobile applications that have no connection to the cloud or an AWS account. When […]

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AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Tuesday, December 3rd

Whew, what a day. This post contains a summary of the announcements that we made today. Launch Blog Posts Here are detailed blog posts for the launches: AWS Outposts Now Available – Order Your Racks Today! Inf1 Instances with AWS Inferentia Chips for High Performance Cost-Effective Inferencing. EBS Direct APIs – Programmatic Access to EBS […]

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New – AWS Step Functions Express Workflows: High Performance & Low Cost

We launched AWS Step Functions at re:Invent 2016, and our customers took to the service right away, using them as a core element of their multi-step workflows. Today, we see customers building serverless workflows that orchestrate machine learning training, report generation, order processing, IT automation, and many other multi-step processes. These workflows can run for […]

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New – EBS Direct APIs – Programmatic Access to EBS Snapshot Content

EBS Snapshots are really cool! You can create them interactively from the AWS Management Console: You can create them from the Command Line (create-snapshot) or by making a call to the CreateSnapshot function, and you can use the Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) to set up automated snapshot management. All About Snapshots The snapshots are stored […]

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Amazon EC2 Update – Inf1 Instances with AWS Inferentia Chips for High Performance Cost-Effective Inferencing

Our customers are taking to Machine Learning in a big way. They are running many different types of workloads, including object detection, speech recognition, natural language processing, personalization, and fraud detection. When running on large-scale production workloads, it is essential that they can perform inferencing as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. According to what […]

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