AWS Startups Blog

Category: Compute

How AWS helps SkySight build custom weather reports for aviation companies

Who likes to talk about the weather? Pilots. In fact they need to do a lot more than talk about the weather. They need to know the data from the inside out. But of course predicting weather patterns remains not only one of the oldest challenges for humanity but one of the most complicated challenges for computers of the future. And so companies like SkySight have grown into the niche of building custom reports on the weather for aviation companies.

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How one Swiss startup used the cloud to achieve the same level of security as a Swiss Bank

Like many startups today, Nummo was born in the cloud and given our industry and our future goals, we wouldn’t compromise any other aspects of our offering. People needed to feel their data is secure when using Nummo.

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Distributed Media Lab’s Chief of Technology on why he wanted a completely serverless architecture for this media tech startup

Sam Parnell has been an AWS evangelist most of his career. While Chief Technology Officer at popular sports news site Bleacher Report, he ran the company “100 percent on AWS.” When Turner Broadcasting acquired Bleacher Report in 2012, Parnell got involved with aspects of the media giant’s infrastructure, and again started moving critical operations into the cloud.

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How HackerOne Uses the Cloud to Fix Security Vulnerabilities at Scale

83,000. That’s how many security vulnerabilities HackerOne has fixed to date thanks to hacker-supplied reports to their platform. “The data speaks for itself,” says Reed Loden, HackerOne’s director of security. “The types of vulnerabilities, the complexity to the vulnerabilities, the cleverness to the vulnerabilities is stuff that you’re just not going find from paying just a variety of security consultancy firms…  it all comes down to number of people.”

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How Signal Media uses EC2 Spot and ECS to scale its AI Platform and reduce costs

Every day, Signal ingests millions of documents from a growing number of publishers, including online media, print newspapers, broadcast, regulation and legislation. Our text analytics pipeline processes these documents in real time, applying our own AI algorithms and machine learning, preparing them to be searched from our application and distributed via our alerts system.

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How ipdata uses AWS to serve a global, highly-scalable IP geolocation API

ipdata Founder Jonathan Kosgei covers how he built a highly scalable API with low latency globally on AWS API Gateway and how his company handled Authorization, Rate Limiting, High Availability, and DDoS protection.

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Marko Vasiljevic, Director of Engineering, GOAT

How GOAT uses cloud technology to scale their Black Friday operations

Based in Los Angeles, GOAT is the largest marketplace for buying and selling authenticated sneakers. Launched in 2015, the company was determined to create a safe and trusted place where both buyers and sellers could rest assured that their merchandise was 100% real and authenticated. Marko Vasiljevic, GOAT’s Director of Engineering, explains how they use AWS to scale their operations – particularly around Black Friday.

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Scaling high-throughput genomics workflows on AWS

Guest post by Tomaz Berisa, Cofounder and CTO at Gencove We have been working hard to scale low-pass sequencing at Gencove and ran into a few computational scalability constraints. This is an overview of how we got around them and the resulting architecture, complete with infrastructure templates and code. Sequencing the first human genome in […]

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Bought By Many is on a mission to deliver better insurance, for everyone

At Bought By Many, an insurance startup co-founded by Steven Mendel (CEO) and Guy Farley (CTO) in 2012, we engage with thousands of customers, largely on Facebook, to understand what they dislike about existing insurance products and what they would like from new ones.

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Duetto Research

How Duetto is modernizing the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry

The hospitality industry was once a hotbed of innovation. Back in the 1960’s, for example, the Holiday Inn developed and launched the Holidex, a first-of-its-kind centralized reservation system. In a time before the internet, this piece of technology helped set the then 15-year old company apart. But times have changed, according to Patrick Bosworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Duetto.

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