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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency

AWS Competency_thumbnailThe areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to every imaginable use case—protecting users from fraud, improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, and predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment.

To help take this growing market forward, we are proud to introduce the AWS Machine Learning Competency for APN Technology Partners, showcasing industry-leading APN Partners that help organizations solve their data challenges, enable machine learning and data science workflows, or offer SaaS-based capabilities that enhance applications with machine intelligence.

The AWS Machine Learning Competency launched at the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017 with 17 APN Partners across three categories—data services, platform solutions, and SaaS/API solutions.

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What is the AWS Machine Learning Competency?

We’ve set a high bar to become an AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner, as we want to help customers identify and connect with APN Partners that can support them in multiple areas, including data services, platform solutions, and SaaS/API solutions.

To become an AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner, enterprises undergo a strict validation of their capabilities to demonstrate technical proficiency and proven customer success. APN Partners must also complete a technical audit of their ML solution or practice.

The AWS Competency Program is the global APN Partner program that helps customers find the most qualified organizations with deep expertise and proven customer success. In addition to AI and ML, we are focused on providing customers and sellers with guidance in solution areas like Big Data, DevOps, Migration, and AWS IoT; in vertical markets such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Government, and Digital Media; and with enterprise business applications like Microsoft Workloads and SAP.

ML Categories and Launch Partners

Congratulations to our AWS Machine Learning Competency launch partners in the following categories:

Data Services

Data scientists spend around 80% of their time preparing and managing data for analysis. Data Services APN Partners help data scientists and ML practitioners prepare and annotate enterprise data for the eventual training of a predictive model. The AWS Data Services Launch Partners are:

Platform Solutions

The next generation of platforms will provide environments where data scientists can take their data, train predictive models, and make predictions on new data. These models can be deployed in a few clicks or even loaded onto IoT devices to do edge predictions. The AWS Platform Solutions Launch Partners are:

SaaS/API Solutions

Many of our customers don’t have data science teams or are looking for the most expedient solution without having to embark on developing an ML algorithm from scratch. This can be for reasons of resource constraints, time-to-market motivations, or opportunity costs that make an off-the-shelf solution attractive. The AWS SaaS/API Solutions Launch Partners are:

Next Steps and Resources

Customers interested in engaging an AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner can search for and connect with APN Partners.

APN Technology Partners experienced in AI and ML can learn more about becoming an AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner. If your enterprise is building capabilities around ML, check out our APN Partner Journey and the tools available to you.

As an AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner, enterprises become eligible for a number of business, technical, and marketing benefits. To learn more about these benefits and the requirements to apply, see the AWS Competency Program page.

To learn more about the benefits of joining the AWS Partner Network (APN), see our APN Partner website.