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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.

How Tokyu Hands Architected a Cost-Effective Shopping System with Amazon DynamoDB

I am a flâneur! I enjoy wandering around a new city, exploring the nooks and crannies, and figuring out what makes it unique and special. On one of my trips to Tokyo I was walking through Shibuya and found and amazing hobby store. The 8-floor building contained tools, supplies, and kits for almost every imaginable […]

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AWS Marketplace Adds SharePoint Enterprise

makes it simple for you to discover, buy, and deploy many different types of software packages and applications including Network Infrastructure, Security, Web Apps, Business Intelligence, Big Data, DevOps, Media, and Storage / Backup. Access to SharePoint Enterprise I am happy to be able to announce that SharePoint Enterprise is now available to purchase and […]

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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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