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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 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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Sneak Preview – DynamoDB Streams

I would like to give you a quick, sneak preview of a new feature. We will be demonstrating it at and making it available to curious developers and partners for testing and feedback. Many AWS customers are using DynamoDB as the primary storage mechanism for their applications. Some of them use it as a key-value […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 3, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 3 I discussed some Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users. We launched SUSE SLES 12 AMIs for EC2. We announced an Amazon Zocalo Update – MFA, Sharable Links, Web Move, and the Ability to Decline Feedback. We announced that the AWS Storage Gateway […]

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AWS Direct Connect Double Jackpot – Las Vegas & re:Invent

makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your data transfer costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Now in Las Vegas […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Update – Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, Three New Extensions

My colleague Srikanth Deshpande of the team sent along a guest post in order to bring you up to date on the latest and greatest features added to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL including Read Replications, data migration enhancements, and three new extensions. — Jeff; Read Replicas Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports Read Replicas, a […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Update – Value Bundle, Hardware Upgrade, and Office 2013

I’ve got some good news for administrators and users. We are introducing new Value bundles, upgrading the existing Standard bundles, and making Office 2013 available in the Plus bundles. This is the most recent in a series of feature releases for WorkSpaces that includes Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), zero client support, and the ability to create […]

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