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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.

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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AWS Week in Review – August 18, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August  18 We announced that the Amazon CloudWatch Logs Agent is now Available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS. A post on the High Scalability blog asked (and answered) the question “What would you build if you could process 1 […]

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AWS Pop-up Loft – Returning in the Fall!

Earlier this year we opened up the AWS Pop-up Loft for a pilot run of almost four weeks in San Francisco. During that time, many AWS developers dropped in to network, listen, learn, work, and socialize. Some developers came and enjoyed the structured, scheduled events. Others came in with their laptops, found a quiet corner, […]

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