AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Know Before You Go: An AWS Partner’s Guide to re:Invent 2021

We are looking forward to bringing you Global Partner Summit as part of AWS re:Invent 2021 both in-person and virtually. The in-person conference is Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, with virtual opportunities to watch keynotes and leadership sessions live. Virtual options for the breakout sessions will be available the following week, Dec. 6-10. Don’t miss the Partner Keynote, leadership sessions, APN booth and mini-theater at the Expo, and more!

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Recognizing the Top 2021 AWS Partner Ambassadors

The APN Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partners. They are prominent leaders who are passionate about sharing their AWS technical expertise, authoring blogs and whitepapers, creating and delivering public presentations, and contributing to open source projects. We are proud to recognize some of the top 2021 APN Ambassadors from across the world. Congratulations to all of our awesome APN Ambassadors!

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Enabling Security and Compliance in an AWS-Based Big Data Analytics Platform Using Cattle Server Automation and IaC

This post describes a solution created by IBM during the migration of a big data and analytics platform for one of the top 10 banks worldwide. The primary drivers were cost efficiency, business agility, and performance. The “pet to cattle” concept was applied to this solution to transform the legacy high availability disaster recovery solution to a more robust and cost-effective cattle-based solution through the use of AWS-native services.

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How an AWS Lambda Function Can Be Integrated with Box Webhooks

There are multiple use cases where applications running on AWS may require a Lambda function to process the file stored in Box storage before it’s sent to the next stage for further processing. This post explains how a Lambda function can be invoked on the upload of a file in a Box folder using a webhook. With the help of a Box webhook and Amazon API Gateway, users can invoke a Lambda function on file upload operation and download the file to Amazon S3.

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How Verisk Argus Migrated Petabytes of SQL Server Data to AWS

Verisk provides data analytic insights to customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Learn how a joint team from AWS and Verisk Argus migrated petabytes of SQL Server data from on-premises to Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier using AWS Snowball Edge and the Amazon EMR custom Spark ingestion framework. Through this migration framework, Verisk Argus is positioned to save millions of dollars by moving to AWS from their data center.

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Building a Serverless Stream Analytics Platform with Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and MongoDB Realm

A serverless architecture strategy reduces complexity and provides more flexibility in adopting the features and non-functional requirements needed to support market agility. In this post, walk through an example of an IoT use case and build a serverless scalable platform using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, and MongoDB Realm. You’ll learn how easy it is to develop mobile and desktop applications on top of the data platform for different personas.

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Announcing AWS Enterprise On-Ramp – A New Support Plan

AWS Support and the AWS Channel Programs team are excited to announce the availability of AWS Enterprise On-Ramp, a new Support plan that’s enabled under the AWS Solution Provider Program and AWS Distribution Program. With Enterprise On-Ramp, we deliver a holistic technical Support model focused on the unique needs of customers that are in the early stage of their cloud adoption journey. Enrollment into AWS Enterprise On-Ramp is available starting November 24, 2021.

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Solving the Challenge of Customer Verification and Security with Digital Onboarding

Customer onboarding remains a challenging and time-consuming process for most banks. Both digital and traditional processes are often overly complex, resulting in lower conversion rates and higher cost of acquisition. To overcome these challenges, numerous financial institutions have started customer onboarding online. In this post, walk through the use case of one of the largest financial institutes of Europe for whom Infostretch provided a substantial breakthrough to onboard the customers digitally.

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From Data Chaos to Data Intelligence: How an Internal Data Marketplace Transforms Your Data Landscape

The concept of an Internal Data Marketplace (IDM) is increasingly resonating with data organizations. An IDM is a secure, centralized, simplified, and standardized data shopping experience for data consumers. Explore how the IDM framework includes data governance and data catalogs, role-based access controls, data profiling, and powerful contextual search to easily identify the most relevant data. The end result is a seamless data consumption experience for end users.

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Managing the Evolution of an Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse Using a Declarative Deployment Pipeline

Enterprise data warehouses are complex and consist of database objects that need to be modified to reflect the changing needs of business, data analytics, and machine learning teams. In this post, learn about an approach to managing the evolution of enterprise-scale data warehouses based on the experience of Deloitte’s Data and AI global practice teams. The declarative tool developed by Deloitte that can automatically generate DDL statements to align Amazon Redshift’s state to an approved baseline configuration.

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Amazon Linux Ready Program Updated to Include the Next-Generation Amazon Linux Operating System

The updated Amazon Linux Ready Program will now validate AWS Partner software products that run on Amazon Linux 2 as well as the next-generation Amazon Linux 2022. Amazon Linux 2 Partner software products have been technically validated by AWS, and with this program update AWS customers will be able find validated ISV products on Amazon Linux 2, Amazon Linux 2022, or both, with the confidence that these applications have been vetted through a robust technical review by AWS.

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