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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.

Amazon S3 Update – Notification Enhancements & Bucket Metrics

We launched in the spring of 2006 with a simple blog post.  Over the years we have kept the model simple and powerful while reducing prices, and adding features such as the reduced redundancy storage model, VPC endpoints, cross-region replication, and event notifications. We launched the event notification model last year, with support for notification […]

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Now Available – Amazon Aurora

We announced last year at (see Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon for more info).  With storage replicated both within and across three Availability Zones, along with an update model driven by quorum writes, Amazon Aurora is designed to deliver high performance and 99.99% availability while easily and efficiently scaling to […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 20, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. If you find these summaries useful, or if you have ideas for additional types of content, please feel free to leave a comment. Monday, July 20 We announced that Amazon RDS now Supports Oracle 12.1.0.2 and Improved CloudHSM Integration. We announced that Amazon […]

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Elastic MapReduce Release 4.0.0 With Updated Applications Now Available

is a managed cluster platform that simplifies running big data frameworks, such as Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, on AWS to process and analyze vast amounts of data. By using these frameworks and related open-source projects, such as Apache Hive and Apache Pig, you can process data for analytics purposes and business intelligence workloads. First […]

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New Amazon CloudWatch Action – Reboot EC2 Instance

monitors your cloud resources and applications, including instances. You can track cloud, system, and application metrics, see them in graphical form, and arrange to be notified (via a CloudWatch alarm) if they cross a threshold value that you specify. You can also stop, terminate, or recover an EC2 instance when an alarm is triggered (see […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 13, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 13 We announced that Amazon Redshift now Supports AVRO Ingestion. We announced Amazon Wind Farm US East. An article in Forbes talked about Amazon’s Cloud Ecosystem: Where The Cloud Action Is. A post on the Cloudability Blog reviewed the AWS Summit […]

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