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BlackBuck builds future-ready Digital Freight Marketplace using AWS

BlackBuck, India’s largest trucking platform, is a digital freight marketplace for shippers and truckers to conveniently discover each other, providing services such as FASTag (an electronic toll collection system), fuel cards, GPS devices, and insurance, among others, to efficiently manage their fleet. BlackBuck’s business and users have grown rapidly from a few thousand users on the platform to more than 1,000,000 users. With the goal of becoming the world’s largest technology-driven trucking platform, maintaining a data-driven approach, as well as strategic product improvements, put Blackbuck well on its way.

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How Alloverse is Creating a More Inclusive Internet with AWS

Co-Founded by CEO Julie Despraz, Swedish startup Alloverse has developed an open-source platform for virtual collaboration that is being used to build the spatial internet. The company’s platform and tools enable users to create virtual workspaces and 3D applications to populate them. We recently sat down with Despraz to chat VR, sustainability, and celebrating even the smallest of wins.

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Achieve Better Price to Performance for TiDB on Amazon EKS with Graviton2 Processors

For startups, being able to save infrastructure cost while improving database performance and automating data layer operations can be crucial. Startups can then shift the cost savings for value innovations while at the same time improve their customer experience. While the value of running on Kubernetes is clear, some claim that this can be a costly affair for customers. In this blog, Pincap shares findings from a benchmark they conducted to compare price-performance ratio when running TiDB on Amazon EKS with AWS Graviton2 (Arm) and on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8000 series (x86).

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Using AWS Marketplace for your Fast-growing Cloud Software Business

Drawing from his experience at three software startups that partnered with AWS Marketplace over the last decade, Ahana Co-founder and CEO Steven Mih has put together some best practices to help make your AWS Marketplace listings successful. To illustrate the point, he’ll use examples here at Ahana, who offers a managed service for Presto in AWS.

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Building Managed Services: Architecting Ahana Cloud for Presto with the In-VPC Deployment Model

Ahana is the startup that provides the first cloud-native managed service for Presto, the fast-growing, open source distributed SQL engine. Backed by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and Lux Ventures, the Ahana team includes experts in Presto, AWS, and big data. This blog post discusses how AWS users have evolved their big data requirements and how the team architected our managed service offering, highlighting the best practice of providing an “In-VPC” deployment. We hope other infrastructure software startups can benefit from sharing some of the key learnings that led to the launch of Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS.

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