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Amazon Managed Blockchain recorded sessions and workshops from AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time to engage with our customers to learn more about their use cases, receive feedback for our services, and share information about our new features and capabilities. The Amazon Managed Blockchain team delivered several sessions and workshops, highlighting how customers are leveraging blockchain technology and diving deep into building blockchain applications. Please find links to the recorded sessions and workshop tutorials below:

BLC204- Enterprise solutions with blockchain: Use cases from Nestlé, Sony Music, and Workday

Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly. Are you ready to take advantage of blockchain for enterprise? In this session, learn about the benefits of blockchain and its use cases for enterprise. You also get to hear directly from Jonathan Fritz, head of Amazon Managed Blockchain, and from such customers as Nestlé, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and Workday.

BLC301 – Dive deep into Managed Blockchain

Building enterprise blockchain applications on your own infrastructure is often expensive, complicated, and time-consuming. Amazon Managed Blockchain makes it easy to build scalable blockchain applications by eliminating the need to set up and manage infrastructure, allowing you to focus on writing applications for your business. In this technical session, you get an in-depth look at Managed Blockchain’s features, APIs, the Hyperledger Fabric SDK, and how to add new members and join fabric channels. We also show how to build an application on Managed Blockchain with the help of demo applications and sample code.

BLC201 – Building your first blockchain application with Managed Blockchain

Learn how to set up a blockchain network and deploy your first application using Amazon Managed Blockchain. In this hands-on workshop, we show you how to build a blockchain network for a nonprofit organization to allow it to distribute funds without an intermediary, ensuring immutable transactions and full transparency to donors. Using Hyperledger Fabric on Managed Blockchain, you then create a peer node and connect it to the nonprofit blockchain network. In this example, donors register their profiles, review the causes the nonprofit supports, and donate funds. Using smart contracts, the nonprofit distributes the funds, and the network tracks how each donation is allocated.

BLC302 – Build an interbank asset-transfer application with blockchain

Blockchain networks afford us the ability to build decentralized applications that can be cheaper, faster, and more trustworthy than traditional centralized architectures. Amazon Managed Blockchain allows us to deploy managed, scalable Hyperledger Fabric networks that can help foster decentralized applications from experimentation to production. In this workshop, we create our own banks and build a consortium to provide interbank transfers and other services in a decentralized fashion. We explore the concepts behind blockchain and examine the features that you can leverage to build effective decentralized applications.

DAT212-L – Leadership session: Database and analytics

Raju Gulabani, AWS VP of Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning, provides a concise overview of the entire AWS database and analytics landscape that includes new announcements, how AWS thinks about building services, and prescriptive guidance about when to use each service. Raju has led this space at AWS for nearly 10 years, and he offers a rare perspective born from building many of these services. In this talk, Raju discusses why AWS built Amazon DocumentDB.

OPN217 – Enterprise blockchain: AWS’s open-source approach

Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly and organizations are experimenting with this technology across many use cases, including streamlining financial transactions, supply chain transparency, and healthcare data management. In this session, Hyperledger Foundation’s Brian Behlendorf joins AWS’ Tamara Dull to explore how three popular open source blockchain frameworks – Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, and Ethereum – contrast/compare and how they are being used to address our customers’ blockchain needs.

To learn more about Amazon Managed Blockchain, visit our webpage and documentation.


About the Author

Jonathan Fritz is the Head of Amazon Managed Blockchain with Amazon Web Services. He works with AWS customers to leverage blockchain technology and decentralization to create systems with increased transparency, efficiency, and trust. Previously, he led product management for Amazon EMR, helping customers utilize big data and machine learning with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop.