Friday, December 06, 2019

AWS re:Invent: main innovations and partnerships

AWS re:Invent (191202-06): see

Apart from a number of compute and storage innovations, orders, new renewable energy projects and new fulfillment centers, here are the main novelties.

  • Amazon Translate adds 22 languages (total 54; 2804 pairs)
  • Amazon Transcribe Medical, ML-based: allows physicians to dictate clinical notes and speech into accurate text in real time
  • AWS DeepComposer: AI music composer
  • Amazon Braket: quantum computing services
  • AWS Wavelength: to build applications that serve end-users with single-digit millisecond latencies over 5G
  • AWS Outposts: managed & configurable compute and storage racks (and databases, analytics, ML) built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premise (in hybrid cloud), brings native AWS services, infrastructure and operating models to virtually any datacenter, co-location space or on-premises facility
  • AWS Local Zone in LA for single-digit latency; first customers: Netflix, FuseFX, Luma Pictures
  • With Formula One Group (Formula 1) for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) project to simulate the aerodynamics of cars while racing, for 2021 car design.
  • With Fox to enable a new cloud-based media production and delivery platform, a single platform will be used to deliver both traditional broadcast and D2C streaming services.
  • With Verizon, Vodafone Business, SKT, KDDI: to use AWS Wavelength for 5G edge computing.
  • With Novartis on digital transformation: reimagine core pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply chain and delivery operations, create Insight Centers that provide real-time visibility across its network of manufacturing operations & distribution centers.
  • With Slalom to build joint AWS | Slalom Launch Centers (Launch Centers): help customers migrate to cloud & modernize IT; first 3 centers in Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta.
  • With National Football League (NFL) to advance player health and safety using cloud and AI.