AWS Lambda is a particularly desirable environment for HPC applications because of the high level of parallelization it supports. Kx, an APN Advanced Technology Partner, created a q/kdb+ runtime that enables financial institutions to optimize their applications for the serverless environment of AWS Lambda. Q/kdb+ has been widely adopted by the financial services industry because of its small footprint, high performance, and high volume time-series analytics capabilities.
Howdy Partner is a weekly Twitch series highlighting APN Technology Partners that have built innovative solutions validated by AWS Solutions Architects. This is the premiere season of Howdy Partner, and episodes are hosted by AWS Partner Solutions Architects whose goal is to help you add new tools and skills while having a great time watching the stream. Each episode explores a different APN Technology Partner solution and how you can implement it with your workloads.
The AWS Lambda Ready Program, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, makes it easy for customers to find developer tools and integrations that are validated by AWS serverless experts to work with AWS Lambda. Customers use AWS Lambda to focus on product innovation while enjoying faster time-to-market, without thinking about server management. With AWS Lambda, you can simply upload and run code with high availability and fault tolerance built in, paying only for the compute time you consume.
In order to deliver serverless applications, customers often turn to DevOps principles to efficiently build, deploy, operate, and iterate on features and changes. CI/CD is one of the major components of DevOps that helps deliver code faster and more reliably to production. GitLab’s continuous integration offering provides a rich set of features for automating how new code is incorporated into your software and how new versions of your software get built and deployed.
Over two days, Steamhaus conducted an AWS Well-Architected Review on-site with the team who designed, built, and currently manage Elmer at Sperry Rail. Elmer uses machine intelligence to inspect thousands of miles of ultrasound scans collected by Sperry’s inspection vehicles, searching for evidence of cracks in the rail. This partnership allowed quick improvements in efficiency, while ensuring the requirements of running the business day-to-day did not get in the way of improving Elmer.
Mainframe workloads are often tightly-coupled legacy monoliths with millions of lines of code, and customers want to modernize them for business agility. Manually rewriting a legacy application for a cloud-native architecture requires lots of re-engineering. See how AWS Blu Age transformed a typical mainframe CICS application to AWS containers and AWS Lambda functions. You’ll also learn how to increase mainframe workload agility with refactoring to serverless and containers.
Learn how APN Partner Toptal applied a horizontally scalable solution for a customer’s image upload processing. This type of serverless solution can reduce the strain on API servers and eliminate the need for running separate servers to handle spikes without crashing. A serverless computing model with AWS Lambda is a natural fit for utility classes of tasks, such as preparing and sending transactional emails and push notifications.
By using serverless applications alongside existing Amazon Machine Images, ISVs can provide customers with solutions that are easier to use, more elastic, and more scalable. AWS Marketplace recently announced a feature that enables sellers to publish solutions comprised of AMIs and serverless applications that customers can deploy AWS CloudFormation. This makes it easier for customers to deploy software solutions, rather than ISVs packaging AWS Lambda code into an AMI or referencing their own Amazon S3 bucket.
Analyzing large datasets can be challenging, especially if you aren’t thinking about certain characteristics of the data and what you’re ultimately looking to achieve. There are a number of factors organizations need to consider in order to build systems that are flexible, affordable, and fast. Here, experts from CloudZero walk through how to use AWS services to analyze customer billing data and provide value to end users.
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