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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 Update – 4 New Features + 16 New SQL Commands & Functions

It is time for a brief update on , our fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale, cost-effective (as little as $1000 per Terabyte per year) data warehouse service. We have added resource tagging, better query management, enhancements to data load and unload, and 16 new SQL commands and functions. Let’s take a look at each of these new […]

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Newbie’s Guide to AWS re:Invent

If you have been to the first and/or second , you know how to prepare and you know how to get the most out of your time in Las Vegas. If this is your first time, you’ll appreciate this Newbie Guide that my colleague Tracy Laxdal has put together! — Jeff; There’s only one week […]

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Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users

My friends on the team sent me a tasty bribe (courtesy of Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes) in a successful attempt to get me to tell you about some features that I didn’t have time to tell you about earlier this month! As you may know from my previous post, we launched support for JSON, increased the […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 27, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 27 We announced that Amazon Elastic Transcoder API Calls are now Available in CloudTrail. A post on the Databricks blog earlier this month talked about Spark the Fastest Open Source Engine for Sorting a Petabyte. A post on the discussed Client-side Encryption […]

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New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

Many enterprise-scale customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and controlling virtualized […]

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New – Create Amazon WorkSpaces Golden Images

is a managed desktop service in the . It allows administrators to provision cloud-based desktops that can be accessed from laptops (PC and Mac), tablets (, Android, and iPad), and zero client devices. Today we are making WorkSpaces even more flexible with the addition of a new image creation feature. Administrators can now create customized […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 20, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 20 We provided some options for Fast, Easy, Free Data Sync from RDS MySQL to Amazon Redshift. The published Part 2 of a series aimed at Introducing DynamoDB Document API. The kicked off a series of articles on with a look at […]

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