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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.

Maps for Amazon Location Services

Amazon Location – Add Maps and Location Awareness to Your Applications

We want to make it easier and more cost-effective for you to add maps, location awareness, and other location-based features to your web and mobile applications. Until now, doing this has been somewhat complex and expensive, and also tied you to the business and programming models of a single provider. Introducing Amazon Location Service Today […]

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Join the Preview – Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)

Observability is an essential aspect of running cloud infrastructure at scale. You need to know that your resources are healthy and performing as expected, and that your system is delivering the desired level of performance to your customers. A lot of challenges arise when monitoring container-based applications. First, because container resources are transient and there […]

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AWS CloudShell – Command-Line Access to AWS Resources

No matter how much automation you have built, no matter how great you are at practicing Infrastructure as Code (IAC), and no matter how successfully you have transitioned from pets to cattle, you sometimes need to interact with your AWS resources at the command line. You might need to check or adjust a configuration file, […]

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PennyLane on Braket + Progress Toward Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing + Tensor Network Simulator

I first wrote about Amazon Braket last year and invited you to Get Started with Quantum Computing! Since that launch we have continued to push forward, and have added several important & powerful new features to Amazon Braket: August 2020 – General Availability of Amazon Braket with access to quantum computing hardware from D-Wave, IonQ, […]

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Amazon S3 Update – Strong Read-After-Write Consistency

When we launched S3 back in 2006, I discussed its virtually unlimited capacity (“…easily store any number of blocks…”), the fact that it was designed to provide 99.99% availability, and that it offered durable storage, with data transparently stored in multiple locations. Since that launch, our customers have used S3 in an amazing diverse set […]

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re:Invent 2020 – Preannouncements for Tuesday, December 1

Andy Jassy just gave you a hint about some upcoming AWS launches, and I’ll have more to say about them when they are ready. To tide you over until then, here’s a summary of what he pre-announced: Smaller AWS Outpost Form Factors – We are introducing two new sizes of AWS Outposts, suitable for locations […]

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