AWS Startups Blog
Quickly deploy and skillfully manage your databases with the AWS Database Plug & Play Program
What do you do if you don’t have the resources, time, or funds to self-manage a database? Use Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)! Amazon RDS allows you to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud with just a few clicks. It removes inefficient and time-consuming database administrative tasks without needing to provision infrastructure or maintain software. And, with the new AWS Database Plug & Play Program, you’ll get a packaged bundle of AWS advisory time, architecture and prototyping patterns, AWS usage credits, and pathways to go-to-market acceleration programs to help further ensure your teams can focus on value-generating work.
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?
Yewno Uses AWS and ML to Analyze Vast Amounts of Data
The mass digitization of information has made finding the right thing online difficult to say the least. This is precisely the problem Yewno was founded to solve. Leveraging sophisticated AI, built with AWS, the startup analyzes millions of information sources in real-time. Rather than simply hunting for keywords, the startup’s algorithms read text, understand context and meaning, and explain why things are connected.
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.
Engineering Engagement: Mesh CEO Saurabh Nangia on Leveraging Data Analysis to Foster Personalized Employee Experiences
Employee experience is fundamental to a business’s success, which is why startup Mesh has developed an intelligent social network for companies that makes it easy for employees to manage goals, share feedback, and conduct check-ins.
Using Amazon Redshift & AWS Glue: How Landbay Pivoted to Provide Mortgage Payment Holidays
Chris Burrell, Head of Tech at Landbay explains how the startup used AWS and the power of Amazon Redshift and AWS Glue to adapt quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure they adhered to government guidelines for mortgage payment holidays.
When It Comes to Managing Complex Supply Chains, Upchain Offers Flexibility and Security
Upchain offers a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) SaaS platform that simplifies the product development process for companies of all sizes in a host of industries.
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.
Maintaining Flexibility: Grupo Calipso Migration to AWS from On-prem
Based out of Buenos Aires, Grupo Calipso offers a system that was built to modernize the ERP process via flexible frameworks that companies of any size, or in any industry, can use. The problem was, their initial on-prem infrastructure solution was not as flexible or reliable as they needed. Read why the team chose to migrate to AWS (hint, it’s more than just flexibility).
Stedi Simplifies the B2B Transaction Process Leveraging a Serverless-First Architecture
Stedi provides organizations with the ability to quickly connect and transact with trading partners without having to go through painful point-to-point implementations. Leveraging a serverless first architecture, the company provides a completely self-service ‘digital mailbox’ that organizations can use to exchange 300+ different commercial transaction types in standardized formats.