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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.

New Event Notifications for Amazon S3

Many customers have been building applications that use for cost-efficient and highly scalable persistent or temporary object storage. Some of them want to initiate processing on the objects as they arrive; others want to capture information about the objects and log it for tracking or security purposes. These customers have been asking for a reliable […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) – Container Management for the AWS Cloud

Earlier this year I wrote about container computing and enumerated some of the benefits that you get when you use it as the basis for a distributed application platform: consistency &amp fidelity, development efficiency, and operational efficiency. Because containers are lighter in weight and have less memory and computational overhead than virtual machines, they make […]

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Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS

We launched the service way back in 2009 to help you to set up, operate, and scale a MySQL database in the cloud. Since that time, we have added a multitude of options to RDS including extensive console support, three additional database engines ( Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL), high availability (multiple Availability Zones) and […]

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AWS Test Drive 3.0 Launches at re:Invent 2014

Would you buy a car without driving it? Would you spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a license for an enterprise software package without seeing it run in a real environment? I hope that your answer to both of these questions is “no way!” As you might already know, I am a […]

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