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Understanding the New World of Office Space with Basking

Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped how and where Americans work. By June, according to a survey from Stanford researchers, 42% of the U.S. labor force was working from home full time, with millions more not working at all. For employers, that shift has led to new challenges as they navigate an unprecedented economy. One big question: what to do with all the empty offices?

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Enabling AI and Machine Learning Model Training with Teraki

The Teraki platform, built by AI startup Teraki, automatizes intelligent sensor processing for telematics, video, and 3D point cloud data. The platform is developed with a single ideological concept/goal: Deliver scalability to manage the increasing need to handle sensor data from vehicles and devices in high volumes. Here’s how the team is leveraging AWS IoT services to do it.

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BondEvalue: Disrupting Regulated Bond Markets with Cloud Strategy

Bond markets are huge, far larger than stock markets, with over eight million securities in contrast with only six hundred thousand stocks. They are also far more complex than equities. Minimum investment of $200,000 for most popular bonds means most non-institutional investors cannot invest in bond markets! That’s where fintech and blockchain startup BondEvalue comes in.

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Rally Democratizes Investing in High-Priced Collectibles by Leveraging a Serverless-First Architecture

Headquartered in New York, Rally has built a platform that turns collectible items into investable securities, enabling anyone to take part in the potential financial upside of owning high-value assets. From Aston Martins to rare Hermès Birkin bags, Rally users can browse the various categories, select which items to learn more about, and purchase shares in whatever catches their eye, all from the company’s mobile app.

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Amazon DynamoDB on Production: FinBox’s Compilation of Lessons Learned in a Year

FinBox is a comprehensive digital lending platform with a focus on underwriting using alternative data. For one of FinBox’s products DeviceConnect, they provide a credit score based on enriched mobile device data for customers. At the time of writing this article, they were scoring close to a million customers per month and ingesting close to 80 GB of new data every day. DeviceConnect makes heavy use of Amazon DynamoDB. Here are the lessons they learned after using DynamoDB in the product for the last year.

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How to Get Started on AWS From a Dead Standstill

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS.

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Scaling Down your Infrastructure Part 2: Databases

In this second installment of the Scaling Down Infrastructure series, we are looking into cost optimization techniques for your databases, on the popular engines we see you using the most, whether it’s in an analytical or transactional style, or if it’s relational, document, key value or time series in nature. 

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Branch’s Serverless First Architecture Approach Makes it Easy to Bundle Home and Auto Coverage

Despite existing insurance companies best efforts, the process of buying home or auto insurance, let alone bundling them together, is rarely easy or clear—rates change, coverage is confusing, and understanding why is anything but intuitive. Today, startups like Branch Insurance are radically simplifying the insurance experience for customers. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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