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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.

Now Available – Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware

Last year I told you that we were working to give you Amazon RDS on VMware, with the goal of bringing many of the benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) to your on-premises virtualized environments. These benefits include the ability to provision new on-premises databases in minutes, make backups, and restore to a point […]

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Migration Complete – Amazon’s Consumer Business Just Turned off its Final Oracle Database

Over my 17 years at Amazon, I have seen that my colleagues on the engineering team are never content to leave good-enough alone. They routinely re-evaluate every internal system to make sure that it is as scalable, efficient, performant, and secure as possible. When they find an avenue for improvement, they will use what they […]

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AWS Firewall Manager Update – Support for VPC Security Groups

I introduced you to AWS Firewall Manager last year, and showed you how you can use it to centrally configure and manage your AWS WAF rules and AWS Shield advanced protections. AWS Firewall Manager makes use of AWS Organizations, and lets you build policies and apply them across multiple AWS accounts in a consistent manner. […]

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EC2 High Memory Update – New 18 TB and 24 TB Instances

Last year we launched EC2 High Memory Instances with 6, 9, and 12 TiB of memory. Our customers use these instances to run large-scale SAP HANA installations, while also taking advantage of AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon CloudWatch, and […]

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Cloud-Powered, Next-Generation Banking

Traditional banks make extensive use of labor-intensive, human-centric control structures such as Production Support groups, Security Response teams, and Contingency Planning organizations. These control structures were deemed necessary in order to segment responsibilities and to maintain a security posture that is risk averse. Unfortunately, this traditional model tends to keep the subject matter experts in […]

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Now Available – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs

The NVIDIA-powered G4 instances that I promised you earlier this year are available now and you can start using them today in nine AWS regions in six sizes! You can use them for machine learning training & inferencing, video transcoding, game streaming, and remote graphics workstations applications. The instances are equipped with up to four […]

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Now Available – Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB)

Given the wide range of data types, query models, indexing options, scaling expectations, and performance requirements, databases are definitely not one size fits all products. That’s why there are many different AWS database offerings, each one purpose-built to meet the needs of a different type of application. Introducing QLDB Today I would like to tell […]

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