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Randall Hunt

Author: Randall Hunt

Senior Software Engineer and Technical Evangelist at AWS. Formerly of NASA, SpaceX, and MongoDB.

Amazon Comprehend Launches Asynchronous Batch Operations

My colleague Jeff Barr last wrote about Amazon Comprehend, a service for discovering insights and relationships in text, when it launched at AWS re:Invent in 2017. Today, after iterating on customer feedback, we’re releasing a new asynchronous batch inferencing feature for Comprehend. Asynchronous batch operations work on documents stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) […]

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Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning: Using Machine Learning for Machine Learning

Today I’m excited to announce the general availability of Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning. Automatic Model Tuning eliminates the undifferentiated heavy lifting required to search the hyperparameter space for more accurate models. This feature allows developers and data scientists to save significant time and effort in training and tuning their machine learning models. A Hyperparameter […]

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Amazon SageMaker Updates – Tokyo Region, CloudFormation, Chainer, and GreenGrass ML

Today, at the AWS Summit in Tokyo we announced a number of updates and new features for Amazon SageMaker. Starting today, SageMaker is available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo)! SageMaker also now supports CloudFormation. A new machine learning framework, Chainer, is now available in the SageMaker Python SDK, in addition to MXNet and Tensorflow. Finally, support […]

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Amazon Neptune Generally Available

Amazon Neptune is now Generally Available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully-managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. At the core of Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph […]

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Simplify Login with Application Load Balancer Built-in Authentication

Today I’m excited to announce built-in authentication support in Application Load Balancers (ALB). ALB can now securely authenticate users as they access applications, letting developers eliminate the code they have to write to support authentication and offload the responsibility of authentication from the backend. The team built a great live example where you can try […]

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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners

Today I’m excited to announce a new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN). This AWS Competency program allows APN Consulting Partners to demonstrate a deep expertise in machine learning on AWS by providing solutions that enable machine learning and data science workflows for their customers. This new AWS Competency […]

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IoT Analytics Now Generally Available

Today, I’m pleased to announce that, as of April 24th 2018, the AWS IoT Analytics service is generally available. Customers can use IoT Analytics to clean, process, encrich, store, and analyze their connected device data at scale. AWS IoT Analytics is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), and […]

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