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Surging to the Front of the Cloud Race: The S3 API and Object Storage

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses object storage, the S3 protocol, and contemporary cloud developments. The competition for supremacy in the public cloud computing marketplace is one of the most eagerly watched contests throughout the data landscape. With AWS, Google, and Azure all vying with one another to offer the most advantageous services for what’s only a broadening user base, there’s no scarcity of innovations as they attempt to outmatch one another for customer patronage and loyalty.

eBook: 101 Ways to Use Third-Party Data to Make Smarter Decisions

To guide you in becoming a data-driven organization, AWS Data Exchange has created a new eBook, 101 Ways to Use Third-Party Data to Make Smarter Decisions. This innovative resource is designed as a broad compilation of use cases submitted by AWS Marketplace data providers.

Webinar: How to Achieve Faster Time to Insight with Third-party Financial Services Data

[SPONSORED POST] Join this webinar to learn how companies consume financial exchange data natively through AWS Data Exchange to make consumption and analysis more efficient, agile, and accessible. Hear from FactSet leadership about the company’s strategic choice to bring their data to the cloud ensuring customers can effectively and efficiently use their data to succeed.

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon EC2 DL1 Instances

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) DL1 instances, a new instance type designed for training machine learning models. DL1 instances are powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs (an Intel company) to provide up to 40% better price performance for training machine learning models than the latest GPU-powered Amazon EC2 instances.

Webinar: How to Build Customer-oriented Applications Using Third-party Data

[SPONSORED POST] Join this webinar to learn how using third-party data enhances applications to better prioritize your target customer. Thought leaders from Foursquare and NextDoor will present real-world examples on leveraging datasets to create a customer-centric strategy and improve business outcomes.

Webinar: How to Use External Consumer Insights and Marketing Data to Build a Customer-centric Business

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this virtual session, AWS Data Exchange will host a discussion with thought leaders from companies such as Acxiom and BlastPoint. They will share how organizations from big box retailers to automotive brands are using consumer insights data to reach new customers, drive real business change, and increase longevity. MON, SEPTEMBER 27 at 11AM PT | 2PM ET

eBook: A Practical Guide to Using Third-Party Data in the Cloud

[Sponsored Post] To help you navigate a proliferating data landscape, AWS Data Exchange would like to present you with a copy of the new eBook, “A Practical Guide to Using Third-Party Data in the Cloud.” Learn how innovative teams are shifting their focus from data-driven business intelligence to accelerating insight-driven decision-making and now are turning to third-party datasets as a differentiator.

Webinar: Using Third-party Healthcare Data to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Clinical Trial Protocol Design

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this virtual session, AWS Data Exchange will host a panel discussion with thought-leaders from healthcare powerhouse companies like QIAGEN and IBM Watson Health. Learn about the critical role third-party datasets have played in the evolution of the healthcare and life sciences industry. FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 at 11AM PT | 2PM ET

NFL and AWS Launch AI Challenge to Crowdsource Ways to Automate Player Identification using NFL Game Footage

The National Football League (NFL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new artificial intelligence Kaggle challenge to create ways for computers to automatically identify players using NFL game footage. New computer vision models created through the challenge will accelerate the NFL’s work with AWS to better understand, and aim to reduce, injuries in the NFL. Prize money totaling $100,000 will be awarded to data scientists with winning models.

Webinar: Using ESG and Sustainability Data in the Cloud to Drive Business Value

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this virtual session, our panel of experts will uncover how companies across several verticals use ESG data to move beyond the reporting benchmark, deepen business insights, and create competitive differentiation. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11AM PT | 2 PM ET.