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Amazon downsizes AWS in a fresh cost-cutting round

CIO

In a fresh round of layoffs, Amazon is laying off hundreds in the company’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). The layoffs will affect AWS’ sales, marketing, and brick-and-mortar technology development teams. Amazon’s cloud computing division has long been a key driver of its profitability.

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GenAI demand helps AWS accelerate revenue growth

CIO

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of Amazon, posted a 13% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2023 buoyed by demand for generative AI -related services, despite continued cost optimization activity by enterprises. “Similar to what we shared last quarter, we continue to see the diminishing impact of cost optimizations.

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AWS brings Amazon One palm-scanning authentication to the enterprise

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Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary AWS (Amazon Web Services) has lifted the lid on a new palm-scanning identity service that allows companies to authenticate people when entering physical premises. The announcement comes as part of AWS’s annual Re:Invent conference, which is running in Las Vegas for the duration of this week.

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Here’s everything Amazon Web Services announced at AWS re:Invent

TechCrunch

We will deliver quick hits of the biggest news from AWS re:Invent as they are announced. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

Containers power many of the applications we use every day. Particularly well-suited for microservice-oriented architectures and agile workflows, containers help organizations improve developer efficiency, feature velocity, and optimization of resources.

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AWS revenue growth stabilizes with a boost from generative AI-led services

CIO

AWS posted a stable 12% revenue growth in the third quarter of 2023 buoyed by demand for generative AI-led services, despite customers trying to optimize their cloud spending. For the last few sequential quarters, revenue growth for AWS has been on a constant decline. AWS posted revenue of $23.06

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AWS Lambda Benchmarking

Xebia

In this blog post, we examine the relative costs of different language runtimes on AWS Lambda. Many languages can be used with AWS Lambda today, so we focus on four interesting ones. Rust just came to AWS Lambda in November 2023 , so probably a lot of folks are wondering whether to try it out.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out about the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and dive into services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing. Find out the key performance metrics for each service to track in order to ensure workloads are operating efficiently.

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Build Your Open Data Lakehouse on Apache Iceberg

Speaker: Veena Vasudevan and Jason Hughes

In this webinar, Dremio and AWS will discuss the most common challenges in data architecture and how to overcome them with an open data lakehouse architecture on AWS. By moving analytic workloads to the data lakehouse you can save money, make more of your data accessible to consumers faster, and provide users a better experience.

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Zeroing in on Cloud Technical Risk for Targeted Customer Impact

Yet keeping all the moving parts of cloud running right – especially in a fast-moving, competitive market – can cause conflict between technical and business objectives.

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How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Data and analytics specialists from AWS Data Exchange and AtScale will walk through exactly how to blend and operationalize these diverse data external and internal sources. Real-world examples of data initiatives from AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, Facteus, and SafeGraph customers.

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Cloud-Based Solutions: The Sky Is the Limit for Retail Success

Speaker: Ryan Bryers, SVP of Global Engineering

With technology giants like Google, AWS, and Azure leading the charge, the true value of the cloud extends far beyond cost savings. In a rapidly evolving industry, the shift from traditional on-premise systems to cloud-based solutions has become crucial for retail success.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently. Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? Javier Ramirez will present: The typical steps for building a data lake.

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The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency across your organization with machine learning and artificial intelligence! No matter what industry you're in - healthcare, customer service, sales, and more - it’s easier than you think to reduce wait times, monitor sentiment, and provide enhanced self-service options for all of your users.