Amazon Launches 1300 New Services for AWS Cloud Architecture: Sagemaker & DeepLens
AWS (Amazon Web Services) hosted their 6th Annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this year with over 40,000 people attending conference sessions and 60,000+ watching the proceedings on livestreams. Andy Jassy, the CEO of AWS, and Werner Vogels, VP & CTO at Amazon.com, both gave extensive keynote addresses introducing the major new product announcements. The highlights of the sessions were the unveiling of a new Elastic Kubernetes Cloud Service platform (EKS) along with the Fargate administration service for container management and cloud orchestration. AWS also announced several major new cloud services that can be used by developers in their applications for live, real-time transcription of audio/video through speech-to-text processing based on Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) which can be used for translation of data to different languages. AWS further increased the number of ways that programmers can build upon the Alexa platform for voice recognition in their applications, as well as unveiling a new DeepLens technology in partnership with Intel which represents a quick and easy way for businesses to get started building smart image & video recognition technology into their platforms using Sagemaker & Greengrass with Hyperparameter Optimization (HPO) through a number of built in AI/ML/DL algorithms. With $18 billion in annual revenue at AWS, 42% year-on-year business growth, and millions of active customers, Jassy summarized the developments by stating that "nobody has close to the functionality that AWS has" on their hosting platform at this time, including the comparable services offered by Microsoft, Google, IBM, & Oracle.