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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.

AWS Week in Review – October 13, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 13 We announced the first Internet of Things (IoT) Hack Day at re:Invent. We announced that Amazon Elastic Transcoder now Supports HLSv4. The published Part 1 of the Introducing the DynamoDB API series. The launched a series of articles on the topic […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Supports PCoIP Zero Clients

provides a persistent, cloud-based desktop experience that can be accessed from a variety of devices including PC and Mac desktops and laptops, iPads, Kindle Fires, and Android tablets. Support for PCoIP Zero Clients Today we are making WorkSpaces even more flexible by adding support for PCoIP zero clients. WorkSpaces desktops are rendered on the server […]

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New AWS Quick Start – Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub

date: 2014-10-15 2:03:16 PM The new Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide for Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub does exactly what the title suggests! The comprehensive (20 page) guide includes the architectural considerations and configuration steps that will help you to launch the new Cloudera Director and an associated Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) in a matter […]

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Developer Preview of Version 3 of AWS SDK for PHP

Version 3 of the is now in Developer Preview and available on GitHub and Composer. Along with significant performance improvements, v3 brings a number of brand new features. Using the new version, you can now make asynchronous requests with Futures and Promises, query API responses with JMESPath, and bind default request parameters to service clients. […]

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Elastic Transcoder Update – Support for HLS v4

lets you convert media files in to versions that will play on smart phones, tablets, and PCs. It manages all of the tedious aspects of the media transcoding process on your behalf; you simply create a transcoding Job, specify the location of the source media file, and indicate which output format(s) you need. Elastic Transcoder […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 6, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 6 We introduced New APN Competencies for Storage and Life Sciences. The showed you how to Get Started With CloudWatch Logs. The Cloudlytics Blog showed you how to Decode ELB Log Entries. Tuesday, October 7 We introduced Wildcard Cookies and Options Caching for […]

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Container Computing and AWS

Big changes in the technology world seem to come about in two ways. Sometimes there’s a big splashy announcement and a visible public leap in to the future. Most of the time, however, change is a bit more subtle. Early adopters find a new technology that makes them more productive and share it amongst themselves. […]

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General Purpose (SSD) Storage for Amazon RDS

In June of this year I introduced you to the new SSD-backed Elastic Block Storage option for . Just a few months after release, this new option (formally known as General Purpose (SSD)) is already being used for about 90% of the newly created EBS volumes. Our customers have told us that they love the […]

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