AWS for Industries

Category: Industries

New AWS Local Zones deliver lower latency in Chicago and New York City

There are many trading-related workloads running on AWS today, including FINRA’s Consolidated Audit Trail, Trading Technologies’ order management system and trade surveillance, and Atreyu Group’s pricing risk calculator, that can span thousands of portfolios in seconds. Our trading customers told us they wanted a way to extend AWS regions to be as close as possible […]

Using ESG data from AWS Data Exchange in Amazon FinSpace to correlate news sentiment with social and governance industry scores

Introduction Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data has become an indispensable data set for financial institutions – used to assess a company’s risk and performance. ESG is broadly defined as a set of non-financial criteria or metrics that reflect how a company performs as a steward of nature (measuring carbon emissions, water usage, waste management […]

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How Amazon Achieves Near-Real-Time Renewable Energy Plant Monitoring to Optimize Performance Using AWS

As part of the goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, Amazon is on a path to powering its operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of the original target of 2030. In June 2021, Amazon became the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, reaching 65 percent renewable energy across […]

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Alexa Smart Properties for Hospitality launches in the UK

Today we are excited to announce the launch of Alexa Smart Properties for Hospitality in the UK. From today, solution providers and UK properties can start integrating Alexa’s world-class AI into valuable end-to-end experiences at scale. Alexa Smart Properties simplifies tasks for guests like playing music, ordering room service, calling the front desk and even […]

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A New IT Paradigm for Retailers: The Cloud Services Technology Framework

The retail industry has long suffered from anemic investments in information technology that have saddled many companies with aging IT systems unable to keep up with rapidly changing customer demands and market dynamics. Industry CIOs and CTOs have been searching for a solution, and many have found an answer: A new retailer application architecture offering […]

Can the cloud solve all the problems of every insurer?

Sun Life recently announced that it had selected AWS as “its long-term strategic cloud technology provider to become a cloud-first organization, drive ongoing innovation, and develop new digital client experiences.”  Sun Life will leverage AWS not only for cloud infrastructure, but for analytics, machine learning, storage, security, and databases as well. Sun Life believes this […]

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Using miniwdl, GWFCore, and SageMaker Studio as a cloud IDE for genomics workflows

To keep pace with the growing scale of genomics datasets, bioinformatics scientists rely on shared analysis workflows written with portable standards such as the Workflow Description Language (WDL). The race to track SARS-CoV-2 variants notably illustrates rapid deployment of such workflows at scale on many platforms, including AWS. This post presents a new solution for […]

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Retailers: Become Data Sovereign Before Third-party Cookies Go Away

In our last blog, Third-party Cookies are Going Away: What Should Retailers Do about It?, we discussed Google’s announcement that third-party marketing cookies will go away by the end of 2023. To recap quickly, this decision appeases consumers who want more privacy and control over their personal data and online behaviors, and it helps eliminate […]

AWS joins pharma and biotech leaders in launching AION Labs to transform therapeutics

Global, cross-industry collaboration is the key to developing high-quality therapeutics that will improve the lives of as many people as possible. To that end, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to join pharmaceutical industry leaders AstraZeneca, Merck KGaA, Pfizer, and Teva, along with the Israel Biotech Fund, to launch AION Labs, an innovation hub that […]

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In the News: How Autonomous Trucking Became the Unlikely Hero of Autonomous-Vehicle Development

This article originally appeared on Automotive News. In the first half of 2021, investors showered autonomous-trucking developers such as Plus and TuSimple with a record $5.6 billion. That’s up from $4.2 billion in all of 2020, according to research firm Pitchbook. Class 8 commercial trucks, the tractor trailers you pass every day on the highway, typically […]