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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 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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AWS Week in Review – May 25, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 25 We celebrated Memorial Day in the United States. We announced SSLv3 and RC4 Deprecation for Amazon SQS. AWS Community Hero Eric Hammond talked about Debugging AWS Lambda Invocations with an Echo Function. Tuesday,  May 26 We announced that AWS Elastic […]

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EC2 Instance History

I received an interesting tweet last night. Steve Goldsmith of ITOC Australia (an APN Advanced Consulting Partner and recipient of an AWS Customer Obsession award earlier this year) asked me if I had a historical timeline of instance launches: I didn’t have one, but it seemed like a worthwhile thing to have and so I […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 18, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 18 We announced the EC2 Spot Fleet API for Management of Thousands of Spot Instances with one Request. We announced AWS OpsWorks for Windows. We advised you to Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS. We announced […]

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