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Running Esri Applications in the AWS Cloud

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2, Webinars |

Esri is a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and geo-database management applications. Their powerful mapping solutions have been used by Governments, industry, academics, and NGOs for nearly 30 years (read their history to learn more).

Over the years, they have ported their code from mainframes to minicomputers (anyone else remember DEC and Prime?), and then to personal computers. Now they are moving their applications to the AWS cloud to provide their customers with applications that can be launched quickly and then scaled as needed, all at a cost savings when compared to traditional on-premise hosting.

Watch this video to learn more about this potent combination:

We will be participating in the Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington, DC this month; please visit the AWS Federal page for more information about this and other events.

On that page you will also find case studies from several AWS users in the Federal Government including the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, the US Department of Treasury, the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the US Department of State, the US Department of Agriculture, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the European Space Agency.

On March 21, we will run a free Esri on the Cloud webinar at noon EST. Attend the webinar to learn how to use AWS to process GIS jobs faster and at a lower cost than an on-premise solution. Our special guest will be Shawn Kingsberry, CIO of the US Government’s Recovery, Accountability, and Transparency board.

– Jeff;