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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 AppStream Now Supports Chrome Browser and Chromebooks

As you might know from reading my earlier posts (Amazon AppStream – Deliver Streaming Applications from the Cloud and Amazon AppStream – Now Available to All Developers), gives you the power to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. As an […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 6, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 8 We announced that you can now Use AWS OpsWorks & Ruby to Build and Scale Simple Workflow Applications. The new Hello OpsWorks Tutorial will help you to get started. Tuesday, September 9 We announced that you can now Kick-Start Your Cloud Storage […]

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Search and Interact With Your Streaming Data Using the Kinesis Connector to Elasticsearch

My colleague Rahul Patil wrote a guest post to show you how to build an application that loads streaming data from into an Elasticsearch cluster in real-time. — Jeff; The team is excited to release the Kinesis connector to Elasticsearch! Using the connector, developers can easily write an application that loads streaming data from Kinesis […]

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ElastiCache T2 Support

As you may already know, ‘s new T2 instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we are bringing the benefits of the T2 instance […]

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Kick-Start Your Cloud Storage Project With the Riverbed SteelStore Gateway

Many customers begin their journey to the cloud by implementing a backup and recovery discipline. Because the cloud can provide any desired amount of durable storage that is both secured and cost-effective, organizations of all shapes and sizes are using it to support robust backup and recovery models that eliminate the need for on-premises infrastructure. […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 1, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 1 We celebrated Labor Day in the US, and launched nothing! Tuesday, September 2 We announced that you can now Query Your EC2 Instances Using Tag and Attribute Filtering. Wednesday,September 3 We announced that Version 13 of Hive is now Available for Elastic MapReduce. […]

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Launch Your Startup at AWS re:Invent

Sitting here at my desk in Seattle, I am surrounded by colleagues that are working non-stop to make this year’s conference the best one yet! I get to hear all about the keynotes, sessions, and the big party without even leaving my desk. In 2013, five exciting startups had the opportunity to launch at re:Invent […]

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