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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.

Using Elastic MapReduce as a Generic Hadoop Cluster Manager

My colleague Steve McPherson sent along a nice guest post to get you thinking about ways to use Elastic MapReduce in non-traditional ways! — Jeff; Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is a fully managed Hadoop-as-a-service platform that removes the operational overhead of setting up, configuring and managing the end-to-end lifecycle of Hadoop clusters. Many of our […]

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PeachDish – Login, Pay, Cook, and Eat With AWS

PeachDish is an AWS-powered dinner delivery service! After you sign up, you receive a nicely packed box full of fresh ingredients and complete cooking directions for two generously-proportioned meals for two people. Each pair of meals is shipped in a box that measures exactly one cubic foot. The perishable ingredients are packed in an insulated […]

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CloudTrail Expands Again – More Regions, More Services, Cool Partners

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Today I’m writing to provide you with more information on new releases from CloudTrail and to […]

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Amazon Kinesis Expansion

Amazon Kinesis is a real-time service for processing streaming data at massive scale. You can process Kinesis data in a variety of ways, including the Kinesis Client Library, Apache Storm, or Elastic Map Reduce. Mobile gaming companies like Supercell ( AWS Case Study) and analytics companies like Snowplow Analytics ( AWS Case Study) accelerate their […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 23, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 23 We announced Delivery Notifications for Simple Email Service. This launch was also covered in depth in the Amazon SES Blog. We published Episode 92 of the AWS Podcast. In this special “deep dive” episode, Simon interviews Marc Napoli to learn more […]

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