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AstraZeneca Uses AWS to Do the Heavy Lifting while It Focuses on Delivering Business Value

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the future of healthcare by unlocking the power of science for people, society, and the planet. Listen as Amrik Mahal, global IT head for research for AstraZeneca, describes how the traditional method of testing and analytics for new drugs was manual and increasingly labor intensive. Now the company has embraced artificial intelligence (AI) and uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services wherever possible including Amazon Aurora, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon OpenSearch Service, AWS Lambda, and Amazon EKS. Using AWS, AstraZeneca has been very successful with its small molecule portfolio and is transitioning to biologics and beyond. The company has also transformed its R&D to deliver medicines to patients much more quickly.

AWS Services Used

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other AWS services.

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Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service offering industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.

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Amazon OpenSearch Service

Amazon OpenSearch Service makes it easy for you to perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, website search, and more. 

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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a serverless, event-driven compute service that lets you run code for virtually any type of application or backend service without provisioning or managing servers. 

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