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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

April 30, 2018: We’ve discontinued Amazon Mobile Analytics. Amazon Pinpoint now provides the analytics features that Amazon Mobile Analytics previously offered. If you’re new to Mobile Analytics, you can [integrate the mobile analytics features of Amazon Pinpoint into your app]. If you currently use Amazon Mobile Analytics, you can [migrate to Amazon Pinpoint].     […]

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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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AWS Webinars for February & Early March 2016

Last month I challenged you to learn something new in 2016 and offered up our January webinar series as a starting point. We’ve put together another strong lineup for February and I’d like to share it with you now. As always, the webinars are free but space is limited and you should sign up ahead […]

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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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Resources for Migrating Parse Applications to AWS

In light of the recent announcement that Parse will be winding down, the AWS team has been working to provide developers with some migration paths and some alternative services, as have members of the AWS community. Here’s what I know about: A new post on the shows you how to Migrate From Parse Push to […]

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