We are excited to announce the new AWS Conversational AI Competency launching in Q1 2023, which helps enterprises implement high-quality, highly effective chatbot, virtual assistant, and IVR solutions through the expertise of AWS Partners. AWS Conversational AI Competency Partners provide domain expertise, tools, and services to aid in selecting use cases, defining Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Intents and training phrases, designing effective conversational flows, and more.
Tens of thousands of customers—from startups to large enterprises—are realizing significant price performance using AWS Graviton-based instances in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). We’re excited to announce the AWS Graviton Delivery specialization to make it easy for customers to accelerate and scale their adoption of AWS Graviton to achieve better workload performance and cost savings.
We are pleased to announce the AWS Glue Delivery specialization to help customers find validated AWS Partners with expertise and proven success delivering AWS Glue for data integration, data pipeline, and data catalog use cases. The AWS Glue Delivery specialization recognizes AWS Partners who offer consulting services to help customers modernize their use of data and accelerate digital transformation.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Amazon SageMaker Ready specialization for AWS Partners with Amazon SageMaker software offerings. Through this specialization, customers can identify software solutions that integrate with Amazon SageMaker—allowing them to seamlessly solve use cases and innovate with machine learning. Software offerings include data platforms, data pre-processing and feature stores, ML frameworks, MLOps tools, and business decisioning and applications.
The Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) Delivery specialization makes it easy for customers find validated AWS Partners with proven success delivering migrations and building solutions on Amazon MSK. Amazon MSK Delivery Partners are proficient in expeditiously implementing Amazon MSK integrations with other AWS services to improve the scope and specificity of real-time analytics.
As customers look for ways to optimize their cloud computing usage and performance, Amazon EC2 Spot Instances provide the ability to do more for less. The Amazon EC2 Spot Ready specialization helps customers find AWS Partner software products that support Amazon EC2 Spot. Amazon EC2 Spot Ready Partners provide customers the ability to have a cost-optimized, well-architected solution to enable significant savings for their workloads—allowing them to focus on their core offering.
Learn how Amazon FinSpace, a data management and analytics service purpose-built to help solve these challenges for the financial services industry, and our AWS Partners have developed business-ready platforms that map to the needs of industry analysts, data scientists, quants, and asset managers. These validated AWS Partners accelerate deployment with ready-made frameworks for specific sub-sectoral business cases using Amazon FinSpace.
As customers look to innovate with the cloud, AWS is focused on helping organizations grow by enabling them to securely run a wide range of applications with price performance benefits. AMD-powered instances are integral to these offerings, and with AMD’s announcement of fourth-generation AMD EPYC processors AWS plans to offer Amazon EC2 instances powered by the newly-introduced processors. These instances will expand customer choice of compute options available on EC2.
The AWS Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partner Network (APN) services and software partners. We are honored to recognize the AWS Ambassadors who show technical depth with multiple AWS Certifications and provide exemplary contributions to the AWS community. We are also excited to introduce our newest AWS Ambassadors who were welcomed into the program during Q3 2022.
Even the most technically astute organizations can find it challenging to conform to such requirements and do so efficiently. The Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS partner program supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers overcome these hurdles by building a community of vetted, expert partners. While the ATO on AWS program was originally launched in the United States, it has begun supporting customers globally and we are excited to formally launch the program in Canada.