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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 Linux AMI 2014.09 Now Available

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We release new versions of the Amazon Linux AMI every six months after a public testing phase that includes one or more Release Candidates. The Release Candidates are announced in the EC2 forum and are available to all EC2 […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 15 We announced that ElastiCache Calls are now Available in AWS CloudTrail. The offered some tips on Keeping up With the Latest Release. Tuesday, September 16 The Cloud Health Technologies blog revealed 6 Things You May Not Know About Reserved Instances. We announced […]

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Amazon SNS – Now With Enhanced Support for iOS 8

is a fast, flexible, managed push service that makes it simple and cost-effective to push notifications to Apple, Google, Fire OS, and Windows devices, as well as Android devices in China with Baidu Cloud Push. With yesterday’s launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced new features that enable some rich new use cases for mobile […]

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The AWS Loft Will Return on October 1st

As I promised earlier this year, the is reopening on Wednesday, October 1st in San Francisco with a full calendar of events designed to help developers, architects, and entrepreneurs learn about and make use of . Come to the AWS Loft and meet 1:1 with an AWS technical expert, learn about AWS in detailed product […]

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Consistent View for Elastic MapReduce’s File System

Many AWS developers are using (a managed Hadoop service) to quickly and cost-effectively build applications that process vast amounts of data. The EMR File System (EMRFS) allows AWS customers to use as a durable and cost-effective data store that is independent of the memory and compute resources of any particular cluster. It also allows multiple […]

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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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