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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 Lambda Update – Run Java Code in Response to Events

Many AWS customers are using to build clean, straightforward applications that handle image and document uploads, process log files from , handle data streamed from , and so forth. With the recently launched synchronous invocation capability, Lambda is fast becoming a favorite choice for building mobile, web and IoT backends. Our internal mailing list is […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 8, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 8 We announced that AWS CloudHSM is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions. The showed you how to Use Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating. The announced the the availability of Mesosphere DCOS […]

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VPC Flow Logs – Log and View Network Traffic Flows

Many organizations collect, store, and analyze network flow logs. They use this information to troubleshoot connectivity and security issues, and to make sure that network access rules are working as expected. Up until now, AWS customers collected this data by installing agents on their instances. Doing so imposed some overhead on each instance, and also […]

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Amazon Redshift – Now Faster and More Cost-Effective than Ever

My colleague Tina Adams sent me a guest post to share news of a new instance type and new Reserved Instance offerings for . — Jeff; makes analyzing petabyte-scale data fast, cheap, and simple. It delivers advanced technology capabilities, including parallel execution, compressed columnar storage, and end-to-end encryption, as a fully managed service, letting you […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 1, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 1 We announced that you can now Run Parallel Jobs on Your Amazon EMR Cluster Using AWS Data Pipeline. We gave a heads-up on an Amazon S3 Certificate Renewal. The wrapped up their five-part series on Generating Amazon S3 Pre-Signed URLs […]

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Cloud Computing, Server Utilization, & the Environment

After reading the Greenpeace, Renewable Energy, and Data Centers blog entry from my colleague James Hamilton a couple of weeks back, I took a look at the Greenpeace report on data center power consumption and noted that it’s pretty unusual for an environmental report to not feature energy conservation as a primary evaluation criteria. It […]

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