AWS Startups Blog

Category: Compute

The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Madrona Venture Group’s View on Serverless

As more companies move towards this mode of application development, we expect to see a massive amount of innovation around AI and machine learning, application of AI to vertically-focused applications, and new applications for IOT devices driven by the ability for companies to build products faster than ever.

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How FUNDER Inc. is using Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon SQS to power a fresh take on charitable fundraising.

FUNDER Inc. builds prize draws of any kind, turning them into powerful fundraising tools for nonprofits and the charitable foundations of major brands and sports clubs. Combining technology and entertainment, our goal is to reinvent a time-honored fundraising method.

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Ping Li Accel Partner

The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Accel

Accel Partner Ping Li notes, The advent of cloud computing, which began in earnest with the launch of AWS in 2006, kickstarted an era of unprecedented new tools for developers — from minimizing operational overhead with IaaS to bypassing operations altogether with serverless services like AWS Lambda.

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AWS's Ask an Architect Bar at SF Summit's Startup Central

Segment, Gusto, and leading startups rock Startup Central 2018 with in-depth tech talks

It was standing room only at Startup Central, AWS Startup’s HQ at the AWS San Francisco Summit on April 4th. Hundreds of attendees stopped by the booth to chat with AWS Solutions Architects at the Startup Expert Bar and watch nearly a dozen startup talks led by expert CEOs, CTO, and lead engineers from leading startups in the region. Speakers from Segment, Gusto, and more covered everything from serverless, to AI, to ECS.

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Density CEO Andrew Farah

What if you could AB test the physical world? Density makes it possible

These days, distributed teams have plenty of enterprise software options that make collaborating feel seamless. But actual, face-to-face, IRL workplaces have been somewhat left behind. That’s where Density comes in. The San Francisco-based startup has built a piece of enterprise hardware for corporate campuses that measures how space is used. Many believe the technology is key to optimizing how all physical space is used.

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Startups on Air Hits HIMSS 2018

Over 40,000 attendees from every corner of healthcare descended upon Las Vegas last week for the annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference. Global Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut took advantage of this massive event to talk to nine healthcare startups, weaving his way through the expo halls to chat with CEOs, CTOs, and heads of engineering for his Startups on Air video series.

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A girl uses Fender Play on her laptop.

Combining DynamoDB and Amazon Elasticsearch with Lambda

Michael Garski, Director of Platform Engineering at Fender Digital, shares why the combination of DynamoDB and AWS Elasticsearch is perfectly suited to Fender Play lesson content.

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The Smallpdf team at their offices in Zurich, Switzerland.

How to run a world-class website with a DevOps team of two

At last count, Smallpdf, the PDF conversion startup I work for, had roughly 13 million monthly users. As for the number of employees currently running our website? That would be 10—with only two employees focused on the backend and infrastructure. You might be curious to learn how we run such a processing intensive website with such a small DevOps team. Our little secret stands in automation and delegation.

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Launch your app with the AWS Startup Kit

The AWS Startup Kit is a set of resources designed to accelerate startups’ product development on AWS. A core component of the Startup Kit is a set of well-architected sample workloads that can be launched within minutes. These workloads, which reflect best practices for reliability, networking, and security, are supported by AWS CloudFormation templates and code published on GitHub. They easily can be extended to create a wide variety of applications.

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