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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 Podcast – Bob Rogers (Intel Big Data)

For Episode 134 of the AWS podcast, I spoke with Bob Rogers, PhD, Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions at Intel Corporation. We talked about how Bob entered the field of data science, how to get value from data science projects, and some misconceptions around big data. You can listen to the podcast to […]

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EMR 4.3.0 – New & Updated Applications + Command Line Export

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the blog post below to introduce you to some new features of . — Jeff; Today we are announcing Amazon EMR release 4.3.0, which adds support for Apache Hadoop 2.7.1, Apache Spark 1.6.0, Ganglia 3.7.2, and a new sandbox release for Presto (0.130). We have also enhanced our maximizeResourceAllocation setting […]

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AWS Marketplace – Support for the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

Early in my career I worked for several companies that developed and shipped (on actual tapes) packaged software. Back in those pre-Internet days, marketing, sales, and distribution were all done on a country-by-country basis. This often involved setting up a field office and hiring local staff, both of which were expensive, time-consuming, and somewhat speculative. […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 18, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 18 We announced that Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge is Now Live. We announced a GxP Compliance Resource for AWS. The showed you how to Speed Template Sharing with an AWS CloudFormation Designer URL. Botmetric showed how New AWS Scheduled Reserved […]

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AWS – Ready to Weather the Storm

As people across the Northeastern United States are stocking up their pantries and preparing their disaster supplies kits, AWS is also preparing for winter snow storms and the subsequent hurricane season. After fielding several customer requests for information about our preparation regime, my colleagues Brian Beach and Ilya Epshteyn wrote the following guest post in […]

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New – AWS Certificate Manager – Deploy SSL/TLS-Based Apps on AWS

I am fascinated by things that are simple on the surface and complex underneath! For example, consider the popular padlock icon that is used to signify that traffic to and from a web site is encrypted: How does the browser know that it should display the green padlock? Well, that’s quite the story! It all […]

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120 Uses for Your Empty Data Center

It is big. It is cold. It is secure. And now it is empty, because you have gone all-in to the AWS Cloud. So, what do you do with your data center? Once the pride and joy of your IT staff, it is now a stark, expensive reminder that the world has changed. Many AWS […]

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AWS Webinars for January, 2016

Did you resolve to learn something new in 2016? If so, you should attend an AWS webinar! Each month, we run a series of webinars that are designed to bring you up to speed on the latest AWS services & features, and to make sure that you are aware of the best ways to put […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 11, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 11 We announced ClassicLink DNS Support. We announced that Elastic Beanstalk Now Supports t2.nano Instances and Deployment From the EC2 Container Registry. We updated the AWS SDK for Unity. The talked about Landsat on AWS: Half a Year, Half a Billion […]

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