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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.

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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Amazon Web Services to Acquire NICE

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues at NICE. We have signed an agreement to acquire this leading provider of software and services for high performance and technical computing. Products for HPC From their headquarters in Asti, Italy, NICE delivers products and solutions to customers all over the world. These […]

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