AWS IQ

Complete your AWS projects faster with help from AWS Certified third-party experts

AWS IQ enables customers to quickly find, engage, and pay AWS Certified third-party experts for on-demand project work. Experts on AWS IQ can help you get projects started and completed faster by offering hands-on help for a wide range of projects, such as learning about AWS services, planning your AWS project, setting up AWS services, migrating to AWS, estimating and optimizing your AWS spend, or building applications.

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Use cases

Websites

Whether you’re looking for a marketing, rich-media, or ecommerce website, AWS offers a wide-range of website hosting and web applications options. AWS Certified experts can help you create web applications and migrate your websites and emails to AWS from an on-premises environment, hosting facility, or other public cloud.

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Migrate website to AWS
“We need to migrate our current WordPress site from another hosting provider to AWS. Currently, our site is too slow, and I would like some help to determine which AWS services to use.”
Request received 7 responses and proposals ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Design serverless web application
“I'm looking to build a serverless GraphQL based web app. I am familiar AppSync and Amplify but I'd like guidance on which technologies to use and the best process to follow."
Request received 6 responses and proposals ranging from $200 to $620.

Databases

AWS's portfolio of fully managed, high performance, and cost effective databases make it easy to migrate and deploy in the cloud with performance, scalability, and availability. AWS Certified experts can help setup your database and migrate your existing databases to AWS.

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Examples:

Migrate to RDS
"We need to migrate a SQL server database from a local hosting company to AWS this quarter. We need an expert to help us think through the options and perform the migration."
Request received 7 responses and proposals ranging from $5,000 to $16,000.

MySQL RDS database optimization
“I need someone to analyze my databases and recommend improvements to optimize the performance. Not sure if it is time to increase the instance type or if there is room to tweak indexes, parameters, and storage types.”
Request received 5 responses and proposals ranging from $300 to $2,000.

Networking

AWS offers a broad set of networking services to design a robust networking architecture, provide streamlined and secure network connectivity, and globally deliver content and applications with high availability. AWS Certified experts can help you plan, set up, and tune your network.

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Examples:

VPC for serverless architecture
“We would like to configure all our AWS services in the serverless architecture (Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, S3, CloudWatch) in a VPC to minimize access via the internet. The objective is to create a protective layer around our services.”
Request received 12 responses and proposals ranging from $295 to $1,000.

Need help with site-to-site VPN
“Our company needs to create a site-to-site VPN connection from our AWS environment to our partner’s network. We are seeking a consultant with expertise in networking and AWS to provide best practices for configuration and architecture.”
Request received 7 responses and proposals ranging from $345 to $18,000.

Analytics

To build your analytics solution, AWS provides the most comprehensive set of services to move, store, and analyze your data. AWS-powered analytics solutions offer scale, agility, and flexibility required to combine different types of data and analytics approaches to gain deeper insights. Whether you need a few hours of advice to design a reporting solution or hands-on help to set-up a data warehouse, an AWS Certified expert can help.

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Examples:

Data warehouse consultation
“I’d like to build a data warehouse to enable my teams to report on the business. I'm looking for someone who can explain the trade-offs between different options on AWS. I'd also like a CloudFormation script to stand this up.”
Request received 4 responses and proposals ranging from $300 to $2,400.

Real-time analytics
“I’m looking to build out a five-phase analytics project using all AWS native services. My goal is to handle batch to real-time data sources and provide single source of truth around cataloging, storing, and analyzing data in both an ad-hoc and BI-enabled way.“
Request received 6 responses and proposals ranging from $1,000 to $4,000.

Cost optimization

With AWS, you can easily right size your services, leverage Reserved Instances, and use powerful cost management tools to monitor your costs, so you can always be on top of how much you’re spending. AWS Certified experts can help optimize your AWS service usage.

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Examples:

Build custom cost reports
“We would like more visibility into our EC2 spend, and need help building a report that includes costs broken out by EC2 instance ID. Would also like recommendations on opportunities to right-size our instances and expand our use of reserved instances or savings plans.”
Request received 10 responses and proposals ranging from $500 to $4,000.

Optimize usage of our AWS
“We suspect that we’re missing opportunities to optimize our usage of AWS and reduce our monthly spend. We need an expert to help us understand current cost drivers and get the most value out of our AWS investments.”
Request received 5 responses and proposals ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Benefits

Find AWS Certified Experts

Easily find AWS Certified experts without having to search across multiple forums or freelancer services. AWS Certified experts have completed at least one AWS Certification thus you can be confident of your chosen expert’s AWS skills and knowledge. Review each expert’s profile, as well as ratings and reviews from their other projects.

Secure Collaboration

You can grant experts permissions to your AWS account for hands-on assistance. Access privileges are scoped to the needs of the project. You can review your expert’s activity within your account and are able to revoke access at any point.

Simple Project Management

As experts complete project milestones, it is easy to review your expert’s payment requests, and pay experts using your AWS account. Your AWS IQ project cost will simply be another line item on your AWS bill.

How it works

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Case studies

Anaconda.com

Anaconda

With more than 15 million users, Anaconda provides a popular data science platform and the foundation of modern machine learning. Anaconda Enterprise delivers data science and machine learning at speed and scale, unleashing the full potential of our customers’ data science and machine learning initiatives.

“Through AWS IQ, we found several experts with years of experience in AWS architecture. We were able to evaluate several experts’ project proposals, compare costs, and select the most appropriate expert for our project. After a successful first consultative engagement, we decided to have the expert implement the recommendations directly within our AWS account. AWS IQ shaved weeks off this high priority project and allowed us to deliver value for our customers sooner.”

- Scott Collison – President and Chief Executive Officer, Anaconda

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Empowered to Run

Empowered to Run trains thoughtful leaders everywhere to run for office successfully and govern effectively. The nonprofit is developing scalable online tools to guide candidates for the 520,000+ state and local offices nationwide.

"As a civic tech startup, we need to bootstrap robust, efficient tools – and to build them, we need to be able to tap experts quickly and inexpensively. We used AWS IQ to connect with four friendly AWS-Certified architects and developers in a matter of hours to solve a critical challenge we've been wrestling with. Within a few more hours, we were kicking off a defined and scoped project, within budget, plugging an expert directly into our development environment with just a few clicks.”

- Dr. Steven Sinha – CEO, Empowered to Run

Get started now

Post a request

  • Let experts know what you need 
  • Chat or video conference with Certified experts to find the one best suited for your project 
  • Get expert proposals for fixed bid work

Get work done

  • Grant experts temporary access to specific areas of your account. Access can be revoked at any time and expires when a project is completed 
  • Communicate with experts at any time via chat or video 
  • View real time logs of all activity completed in your account

Easily pay for completed work

  • Review and approve project proposals before any work begins
  • Approve payments at set milestones or after a project is completed
  • Pay directly through your AWS account