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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 – July 7, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 7 We announced New Practice Exams for AWS Certification. We launched New Active Directory Integration Features for Amazon WorkSpaces. We introduced Additional IAM Support in the AWS Billing Console (also covered in the AWS Security Blog). Tuesday, July 8 Nothing happened. Wednesday, July 9 […]

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New AWS Mobile Services

The Mobile App Development Challenge We want to make it easier for you to build sophisticated cloud-powered applications for mobile devices! User expectations are at an all-time high: they want to run your app on the device of their choice, they want it to be fast and efficient, and they want it to be secure. […]

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New Location for CloudFront and Route 53 – Melbourne, Australia

I am happy to announce the launch of an edge location in Melbourne, Australia for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. Global Coverage This new location will improve performance and availability for end users of applications being served by CloudFront and Route 53 and bring the total number of AWS edge locations to 52 worldwide. […]

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AWS Direct Connect Update – Second Location in Sydney

AWS Direct Connect 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. Today […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 30, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 30 We announced More Regions, More Services and Cool Partners for Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that Amazon Kinesis is now Available in More Regions. We announced a Free Trial and Price Reductions for Amazon Redshift. Our friends at Netflix announced the Security […]

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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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