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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 Week in Review – February 15, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday February 15 The talked about What’s Next for Lumberyard. The published a Practical Guide to Cloud Migration. The showed our partners how to Securely Access Customer AWS Accounts Using Cross-Account IAM Roles. The showed you How to Automate HIPAA Compliance (Part 1 […]

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Amazon RDS Update – Support for MySQL 5.7

You can now launch Amazon RDS database instances that run MySQL 5.7 . This release of MySQL offers a number of performance, scalability, and security enhancements. Here are some of the most important and relevant ones: Native support for JSON data and a set of built-in JSON functions (JSON_ARRAY, JSON_OBJECT, JSON_QUOTE, JSON_CONTAINS, JSON_CONTAINS_PATH, JSON_EXTRACT, JSON_KEYS, […]

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Announcing the AWS Pop-Up Loft in Tel Aviv

The AWS Pop-up Lofts in San Francisco and New York have become hubs and working spaces for developers, entrepreneurs, students, and others who are interested in working with and learning more about AWS. They come to learn, code, meet, collaborate, ask questions, and to hang out with other like-minded folks. I am happy to announce […]

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US Veterans Now Eligible For AWS Certification Exam Reimbursement

Service members returning from active duty can face many challenges—including finding a new job or even a new career. To help veterans succeed, we’ve worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make AWS Certification exams eligible for VA reimbursement under the GI Bill’s education provision. About AWS Certifications AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals with […]

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Amazon EMR Update – Support for EBS Volumes, and M4 & C4 Instance Types

My colleague Abhishek Sinha wrote the guest post below to tell you about the latest additions to . Amazon EMR is a service that allows you to use distributed data processing frameworks such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and Presto to process data on a managed cluster of EC2 instances. Newer versions of EMR (3.10 […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 8, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday February 8 We announced that Amazon Redshift Now Supports Appending Rows to Tables and Exporting Query Results to BZIP2-compressed Files. The advised you to Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy with Partners. Spotinst announced that Spotinst Elastigroup Now Integrates with AWS CodeDeploy. Cloud Academy […]

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