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AWS reInvent 2021

8 Reasons to Attend AWS re:Invent 2021 Virtually

As re:Invent 2021 nears, many attendees are packing their blazers and sensible sneakers to head to Las Vegas. But if you’re not able to be there in person—or if you’re allergic to neon signs and magic shows—here are eight reasons why you’ll get just as much out of attending virtual re:Invent.

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claimsforce

How claimsforce Built a Future-Proof Lake House with AWS

When catastrophic flooding devastated Germany in July 2021, InsurTech startup claimsforce saw a 300% load increase on their systems. As a key player in the digital transformation of the European insurance industry, they serve multiple insurers and damage adjuster networks, leading to an ever-increasing amount of data stored in their application databases and sources. Learn how they leveraged a Lake House approach to efficiently perform tasks on distributed data and gain insights against a growing volume of data.

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Enjoy AWS re:Invent 2021 and More at the AWS Startup Loft in San Francisco

AWS is bringing the best startup content of the event (plus the party!) to the newly reopened AWS Startup Loft on San Francisco’s Market Street. From November 29 to Dec 1, the Loft will be home to livestreams of keynote speeches from AWS leaders. But this is more than just a watch party. Read on to learn everything you’ll be able to enjoy at the free San Francisco event.

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Inference and Observability

Monitoring SageMaker ML models with WhyLabs

As the real-world changes, machine learning models degrade in their ability to accurately represent it, resulting in model performance degradation. That’s why it’s important for data scientists and machine learning engineers to support models with tools that provide ML monitoring and observability, thereby preventing that performance degradation. In this post, we dive into the WhyLabs AI Observatory, a data and ML monitoring and observability platform, and show how it complements Amazon SageMaker.

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1Password

Customer Focus Turned 1Password into a $2 Billion Business with AWS

Back in 2005, Roustem Karimov and Dave Teare were web consultants helping others build e-commerce sites when they started a side project to help keep track of all the different passwords needed for work. At the time, Roustem recalls thinking the opportunity would be a temporary diversion. But it became clear shortly after they finished building the product and put a purchase form up that Roustem and Dave wouldn’t be returning to their day jobs any time soon. Read on to learn how the choice to double down on their idea lead 1Password to a $2 billion valuation.

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Webinar

Putting Your MVP on the Path to Success (Webinar)

The biggest challenge for new startups is to get to market as quickly as possible before the money runs out — and prove that your company is set to take over the market. To accelerate time to market, you need a minimum viable product (MVP), or the smallest and quickest functional version of your idea. It’s something that can be tested quickly and easily, shipped and iterated as often as necessary, as feedback comes back. It proves not only that your new idea works, but that you have the ability to produce it, and the proof that your audience wants it. In this upcoming live webinar, learn how to successfully develop an MVP with AWS and propel your company on the path to success.

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AWS Account Admin

What Does It Mean to Be an AWS Admin at a Startup?

Startup management often grapple with defining and outlining an AWS Admin’s responsibilities. With these resources, founders and stakeholders can hire and develop the best, while maintaining an appropriate level of separation of duties that often plague a startup’s growth and scalability. By following the practices defined here, AWS Admins can balance performing day-to-day activities effectively, help their startups adopt good security hygiene practices often required as part of third-party assurance, and optimize infrastructure costs.

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Serverless Tenant Isolation in SaaS Applications with SigTech

Providing innovative technology solutions for some of the world’s leading investors, security is at the heart of everything SigTech does. SigTech offers future-proof quant technologies to global investors. Cloud-hosted and Python-based, the platform integrates a next-gen backtest engine and analytics with curated datasets covering equities, rates, FX, commodities and volatility. Through the use of the deep and rich features provided by AWS services, SigTech has been able to build quant technologies that are operable by their engineering team, can be developed and iterated in an agile way, and meet the security requirements of their customers.

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Applications Are Now Open in the UK for the AWS Healthcare Accelerator Programme

The United Kingdom (UK) healthcare system’s acceleration of innovation in service delivery, along with its increased adoption of digitally-enabled, secure, and compliant solutions through the Covid-19 crisis has brought about great benefit for patients. Embracing digital health innovations has enabled the NHS to deliver a world-leading vaccination programme showing their inherent talent and collaborative, patient-centric capacity to transform at pace. Now, their focus moves to tackling backlogs in elective care, continuing to implement the NHS Long Term Plan, and focusing on transformation of services to support NHS resilience. To support both high-potential healthcare startups and the UK healthcare system’s demand for these types of solutions, we are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Healthcare Accelerator programme in the UK.

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Build a Hybrid Architecture for Local Compliance and Global Scalability

Startups at any stage face regulatory challenges when expanding to new markets or trying to comply with data residency regulations in their home market, putting them at a disadvantage compared to established enterprises. Follow along as we explore alternatives where a startup could run workloads in multiple infrastructures in a hybrid approach to comply with local data residency requirements, while utilizing the AWS regions for global scalability.

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