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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 QuickSight – Fast & Easy to Use Business Intelligence for Big Data at 1/10th the Cost of Traditional Solutions

Over the last couple of years, the process of collecting, uploading, storing, and processing data on AWS has become faster, simpler, and increasingly comprehensive. We have delivered a broad set of data-centric services that tackle many of the issues faced by our customers. For example: Managing Databases is Painful and Difficult – addresses many of […]

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Coming Soon – EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Sometimes business enables technology, and sometimes technology enables business! If you are migrating from an existing environment to AWS, you may have purchased volume licenses for software that is licensed for use on a server with a certain number of sockets or physical cores. Or, you may be required to run it on a specific […]

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New – AWS WAF

Have you ever taken the time to watch the access and error logs from your web server scroll past? In addition to legitimate well-formed requests from users and spiders, you will probably see all sorts of unseemly and downright scary requests far too often.  For example, I checked the logs for one of my servers […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 28, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday September 28 We announced that you can now Receive and Process Incoming Email with Amazon SES. We announced an Elastic Beanstalk Update, with Support for Java and Go. The previewed AWS Big Data Analytics Sessions at re:Invent 2015. The announced New Support […]

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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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