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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.

Are You Well-Architected?

Seattle-born musical legend Jimi Hendrix started out his career with a landmark album titled Are You Experienced? I’ve got a similar question for you: Are You Well-Architected? In other words, have you chosen a cloud architecture that is in alignment with the best practices for the use of AWS? We want to make sure that […]

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New – Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Elasticsearch  is a real-time, distributed search and analytics engine that fits nicely into a cloud environment. It is document-oriented and does not require a schema to be defined up-front. It supports structured, unstructured, and time-series queries and serves as a substrate for other applications and visualization tools including Kibana. Today we are launching the new […]

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New – AWS CloudFormation Designer + Support for More Services

makes it easy for you to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (which we call a stack). Starting from a template, CloudFormation creates the resources in an orderly and predictable fashion, taking in to account dependencies between them, and connecting them together as defined in the template. A CloudFormation template is nothing […]

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Amazon EMR Release 4.1.0 – Spark 1.5.0, Hue 3.7.1, HDFS Encryption, Presto, Oozie, Zeppelin, Improved Resizing

My colleagues Jon Fritz and Abhishek Sinha are both Senior Product Managers on the team. They wrote the guest post below to introduce you to the newest release of EMR and to tell you about new EMR cluster resizing functionality. — Jeff; is a managed service that simplifies running and managing distributed data processing frameworks, […]

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New AWS Security Courses (Fundamentals & Operations)

It’s probably no surprise that information security is one of today’s most sought after IT specialties. It’s also deeply important to our customers and any company considering moving to the cloud. So, today we’re launching a new AWS Training curriculum focused on security. The curriculum’s two new classes are designed to help you meet your […]

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