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Tests Not Included: How LoanStreet Built a PPP Platform In One Week

LoanStreet is the first fully-integrated, online platform that streamlines the process of sharing, managing, and originating loans for credit unions, banks, and direct lenders.  Many of LoanStreet’s clients lend to small businesses and individuals, those most in need of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and unable to snag a piece of the initial $310bil.
Their clients were relying on them to get their loans funded.  The only catch: a hard deadline of one week. Here’s how they did it.

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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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IntelloLabs Cuts Down on Fresh Produce Wastage using AI and Computer Vision

$500 billon worth of food is wasted or lost every year, around the world. One billion extra people could be fed if food losses could be halved. We all know technology can do wonders, and its adoption in agriculture is pacing up – that’s where India-based Intello Labs comes in. Their VP of Sales walks us through how they used AWS to create a computer vision-driven solution to help eliminate food waste.

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redBus: Building a Data Platform with AWS & Apache Software Foundation

As future data requirements cannot always be planned much ahead of time, data warehousing effort is generally subdued by first creating a data lake, which is a pool of centralized data ready to be transformed based on use cases. A means for accessing and analyzing this data makes it easier for knowledge workers to make good informed decisions. Here’s how Indian bus ticketing platform Redbus does it.

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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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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.

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