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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.

Additional Failover Control for Amazon Aurora

is a fully-managed, MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source database (read my post, Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS, to learn more). Aurora allows you create up to 15 read replicas to increase read […]

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Thank You Splunk – We’re Happy to be Your Alliance Partner

The helps our partners to build successful businesses around AWS. Members of APN provide consulting services (APN Consulting Partners) or software solutions (APN Technology Partners) that are integrated with the AWS platform. I am happy to be able announce that AWS Advanced Technology Partner Splunk (read their APN entry) has named Amazon Web Services to […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 7, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday March 7 We launched Notifications for AWS CodeCommit. We announced that New AWS Accounts Now Default to Long EC2 Resource IDs. The showed you How to Automate Restricting Access to a VPC by Using AWS IAM and AWS CloudFormation. Botmetric talked about […]

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Hot Startups on AWS – March 2016

We love startups! When energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for changing the world come together to build new and exciting businesses and applications, everyone benefits. Today I am kicking off a new series of posts. Every month I am going to feature a handful of hot, AWS-powered startups and tell you a little bit about […]

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Using Enhanced RDS Monitoring with Datadog

Today’s guest post comes from K Young, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Datadog! AWS recently announced enhanced monitoring for Amazon RDS instances running MySQL, MariaDB, and Aurora. Enhanced monitoring includes over 50 new CPU, memory, file system, and disk I/O metrics which can be collected on a per-instance basis as frequently as once per second. […]

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