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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 – 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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Five More EC2 Instance Types for AWS GovCloud (US)

is an isolated Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud. Today we are enhancing this Region with the addition of five more instance types. Instances of these types can be launched directly or through groups. Let’s take a look at the newly available instance types and […]

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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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Elastic MapReduce Now Supports Hive 13

I am pleased to announce that Elastic MapReduce now supports version 13 of Hive. Hive is a great tool for building and querying large data sets. It supports the ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) process with some powerful tools, and give you access to files stored on your EMR cluster in HDFS or in . Programmatic or ad […]

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MySQL Cache Warming for Amazon RDS

Among many other responsibilities, a relational database system must make efficient use of main memory (RAM) for buffering and caching purposes. RAM is far faster and easier to access than SSD or magnetic storage; a properly sized and tuned cache or buffer pool can do wonders for database performance. Today we are improving Amazon RDS […]

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AWS Week in Review – August 25, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 25 We announced Enhanced Throughput for Provisioned IOPS (SSD) and General Purpose (SSD) EBS Volumes. The showed you how to Customize Ephemeral and EBS Volumes in Elastic Beanstalk Environments. Tuesday, August 26 We announced that Amazon WorkSpaces is now Available in Japan and […]

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Amazon Zocalo – Now Generally Available

has been available in a Limited Preview since early July (see my blog post, Amazon Zocalo – Document Storage and Sharing for the Enterprise to learn more). During the Limited Preview, many AWS users expressed interest in evaluating Zocalo and were admitted in to the Preview on a space-available basis. Today we are making Amazon […]

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