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Tag: Advice from AWS Solution Architects

Cost Effective Data Science for Startups: Memory Mapped Techniques with Amazon SageMaker

Being able to choose really powerful instances to reduce your training time on demand, paying only for the seconds you use them, and at the same time having the choice of your notebook instances in your favorite tooling opens large opportunities for cost savings and productiveness across startups. AWS Startup Solutions Architect Manager Daniel Bernao walks us through how to do it.

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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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Datavant De-Identifying Health Data

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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A Data Lake as Code, Featuring ChEMBL and OpenTargets

AWS Startup Solutions Architect Paul Underwood believes that a data lake is just another complex and heterogeneous infrastructure problem. In this post, he illustrates how you might build a data lake-as-code using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). Underwood will outline the strategy, core data lake services used, associated costs, and how you can tie it all together with code.

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AWS Solutions Architects Santanu Dutt and Anand Iyer at ReInvent 2018

AWS’s Santanu Dutt and Anand Iyer on Why Blockchain Technology Will Upend Industries

You’ve certainly heard about the volatile ride cryptocurrency investors have been on of late. But all of the focus on the wealth being created and/or lost tends to drown out the underlying technology that is enabling these forays into not just new kinds of digital currencies, but also new ways of thinking about transferring wealth, ownership, access, all kinds of data, and more. AWS Solutions Architects Santanu Dutt and Anand Iyer explain the potential for Blockchain technology to up-end industries.

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Building a VPC with the AWS Startup Kit

The AWS Startup Kit provides resources to help startups begin building applications on AWS. Included with the Startup Kit is a set of AWS CloudFormation templates that create fundamental cloud infrastructure building blocks. For purposes of this post, we’ll look at the building blocks that relate to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a bastion host, and an (optional) relational database.

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Building a Hotdog Detecting App on AWS—Yes, Really

In Season 4 of the hit HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” the character Jian Yang attempts to build an app that uses image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and label the foods in captured pictures. But there is a fairly major glitch: his app can only differentiate between hot dogs and… not hot dogs. Once I stopped laughing, the episode prompted a question that centers on my role as a Solutions Architect at AWS: How easily could I build my own hotdog identifying app? Turns out, pretty easily.

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