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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.

Lumberyard + Amazon GameLift + Twitch for Games on AWS

Building world-class games is a very difficult, time-consuming, and expensive process. The audience is incredibly demanding. They want engaging, social play that spans a wide variety of desktop, console, and mobile platforms. Due to the long lead time inherent in the game development and distribution process, the success or failure of the game can often […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 1, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday February 1 We launched the AWS Answers site. The showed you how to Test Your App’s Compatibility with Android 6.0 Using Amazon’s App Testing Service (ATS). The explored how to Continue Rolling Back an Update for AWS CloudFormation Stacks in the UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 25, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 25 We announced AWS Marketplace Support for the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region. We announced that AWS CloudFormation Now Includes an Override for Failed Update Rollbacks. The listed 4 Dos and Don’ts when Using the Cloud to Experiment. The explained how Cloud […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Update – Support for Audio-In, High DPI Devices, and Saved Registrations

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a huge fan of . In fact, after checking my calendar, I verified that every blog post I have written in the last 10 months has been done from within my WorkSpace. Regardless of my location—office, home, or hotel room—performance, availability, and functionality have all […]

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New AWS Enterprise Accelerator – Standardized Architecture for NIST 800-53 on the AWS Cloud

In the early days of AWS, customers were happy to simply learn about the cloud and its benefits. As they started to learn more, the conversation shifted. It went from “what is the cloud” to “what kinds of security does the cloud offer” to “”how can I use the cloud” over the course of just […]

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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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