Amazon: Tech Giant, Amazon, Debuts New Service For Building Blockchain

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DeepRacer, which is about the size of a shoebox and designed by Amazon's cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), can be preordered for US$249 and will sell for $399.

Amazon, which is starting with its own hardware, will deliver and install Outposts at customers' facilities and then provide maintenance, fix the hardware and automatically update the software. IBM, Google, and Microsoft are competing with the AWS for the business as the company moves their workloads from the traditional data centers to the cloud.

The second product announced by Amazon was the AWS Managed Blockchain.

AWS Security Hub is a central place to manage security and compliance across an AWS environment so that customers can quickly see their AWS security and compliance state in one comprehensive view.

AWS Managed Blockchain is a managed blockchain service which supports Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric.

"Identifying this information today is a manual and time-consuming process, which either requires data entry by high-skilled medical experts, or teams of developers writing custom code and rules to try and extract the information automatically", Kass-Hout and Wood wrote.

AWS presaged the launch of the new service earlier this month when it announced that its Amazon Comprehend, along with Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate, were HIPAA eligible services. These AWS Outposts will be an extension of a customer's Amazon VPC (in the closest AWS Region to each customer), and customers can seamlessly connect from their AWS Outposts to the rest of their applications in AWS or any other AWS service. The systems can be as small as a single server and as large as multiple racks full of data-center gear.

The first is actually an external version of something Amazon had built internally to track data plane changes across its EC2 and S3 customer base.

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The AWS Ground Station service allows satellite operators to cut their communication costs by paying only for satellite communications their organization needs. It takes inputs such as customers' or users' activity streams, inventory (there's little point recommending a product you can't supply) and demographics; builds a recommendation model that's private to the AWS customer; and provides an API for recommendation and personalisation.

Other AnnouncementsThere was also an announcement of a managed blockchain service.

"Trend Micro is quick to leverage new features in AWS Marketplace to simplify and accelerate secure customer application migrations".

Medical care search company Zocdoc is using AWS machine learning services in the healthcare sector.

AWS Lake Formation also provides a centralised, customisable catalogue which describes available data sets and their appropriate business use.

The new service will come with VMWare-designed software which effectively mixes two technologies now favored by enterprise, but not necessarily deployed in their entireties- cloud and virtualization.

"Even though we have not heard any abuse in our ML models and services so far, we are aware that people will be able to do bad things with these services, the way they do with any technology that can harm the world", Jassy told a packed house.

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