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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.

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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Amazon DynamoDB Update – JSON, Expanded Free Tier, Flexible Scaling, Larger Items

Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Our customers love the fact that they can get started quickly and simply (and often at no charge, within the ) and then seamlessly scale to store any amount of data and handle […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 29, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 29 We published a New Quick Start – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS. We announced that Cloudformation Support for ELB, CloudFront, OpsWorks, and SNS has been updated. We announced that Version 2 of the AWS Mobile SDK is now […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Now Supports Smooth Streaming

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a scalable, fully managed media (audio and video) transcoding service that works on a cost-effective, pay-per-use model. You don’t have to license or install any software, and you can take advantage of transcoding presets for a variety of popular output devices and formats, including H.264 and VP8 video and AAC, MP3, […]

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