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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 CloudFormation Update – YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

gives you the ability to express entire stacks (collections of related AWS resources) declaratively, by constructing templates. You can define a stack, specify and configure the desired resources and their relationship to each other, and then launch as many copies of the stack as desired. CloudFormation will create and set up the resources for you, […]

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AWS Webinars – September 2016

At the beginning of the month I blogged about the value of continuing education and shared an infographic that ilustrated the link between continued education and increased pay, higher effectiveness, and decreased proclivity to seek other employment. The pace of AWS innovation means that there’s always something new to learn. One way to do this […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – New Minor Versions, Logical Replication, DMS, and More

simplifies the process of setting up, operating, and scaling a relational database in the cloud. With support for six database engines (, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB) RDS has become a foundation component for many cloud-based applications. We launched support for PostgreSQL in late 2013 and followed up that launch with support […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 5, 2016

This is the third community-driven edition of the AWS Week in Review. Special thanks are due to the 15 internal and 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. Monday September 5 John McKim wrote about GraphQL […]

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Streaming Real-time Data into an S3 Data Lake at MeetMe

In today’s guest post, Anton Slutsky of MeetMe describes the implementation process for their Data Lake. Anton Slutsky is an experienced information technologist with nearly two decades of experience in the field. He has an MS in Computer Science from Villanova University and a PhD in Information Science from Drexel University. Modern Big Data systems […]

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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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