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Upcoming: AWS Data Summit, Boston (and more live events)

by Jeff Barr | on | | Comments

Customers are using the AWS cloud to work with data of all shapes and sizes, whether that’s recommending restaurants, or providing situation awareness for robots. Analytics-based workflows like these are a great fit for the utility, elastic model of the cloud, so we were very pleased to invite five customers to our upcoming data summit to talk about some really interesting use cases.

The HPC and Big Data in the Cloud event will be held in Boston on Friday 27th April, and you’re invited too!

We’ll hear more about running data-driven applications in the cloud from:

  • Topher Lin, Data Engineer, Airbnb
  • Jeff Sternberg, Data Scientist, CapitalIQ
  • Brian Balgley, Managing Partner at Bioproximity
  • Alessandro Monge, VP of Business Development, Schrodinger
  • Justin Riley, StarCluster Technical Lead, MIT

In addition to presentations from customers, we’ll also be joined by Deepak Singh from EC2, Peter Sirota from Elastic MapReduce and John Rauser, quantitaive engineer on our infrastructure team. This will be a great opportunity to talk about all things related to data analytics, from ‘big data’ processing with Elastic MapReduce to high performance computing with Cluster Compute instances on EC2.

This event is free, but you’ll need to register here.


Also on the East Coast

If you’re in New York next week, join Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, the AWS team and even more customers for our AWS Summit on Thursday 19th April where we’ll be discussing everything related to cloud computing, from cost optimization to building web applications. We’ll also be hosting a special session for developers and start-ups, featuring demos, best practice guidance and plenty of time for deep Q&A with the AWS team. That’s taking place at the same venue, on Wednesday 18th April.

Finally, researchers and technology folk from the life sciences will be gathering in Boston for the annual Bio-IT World Expo, and AWS will be there to talk about all aspects of scientific research in the cloud. Visit us at our booth, or join us for a discussion of research in the cloud at our presentation and panel on Thursday 26th April.

See you on the East Coast!


~ Matt