AWS announces new partnerships while Amazon’s CTO reveals his future tech predictions at Re: Invent

AWS announces new partnerships while Amazon’s CTO reveals his future tech predictions at Re: Invent

Cloud computing and IT management services solutions provider Amazon Web Services has announced multiple partnerships across healthcare, finance and technology players at its recently concluded flagship cloud event, AWS Re:Invent

These partnerships are with pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Entertainment firm Discovery, capital market solutions provider Goldman Sachs, social media conglomerate Meta, and self-driving vehicle solutions provider Aurora.  

With Pfizer, AWS will help co-create cloud-based solutions to work on use cases on the development, manufacturing, distribution and testing of medicines. In this regard AWS has co-created a Pfizer Amazon Collaboration Team (PACT), through which capabilities such as analytics, machine learning, compute, storage, security and cloud data warehousing will be provided for Pfizer’s labs, clinical manufacturing and supply chain processes.    

With media and entertainment channel Discovery, AWS said it is extending its partnership to accelerate Discovery’s move to the cloud, more specifically, AWS will help stream Discovery+ OTT content, digital services and traditional TV program scheduling to its global viewers.    

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American multinational bank Goldman Sachs launched the Goldman Sachs Financial Cloud for Data utilising AWS which will be a new suite of cloud and analytics solutions for financial institutions.  The solution aims to bring in new capabilities into data management and analytics capabilities for bank’s customers.   

Financial services corporation Nasdaq also announced a partnership with AWS to build its next-generation of cloud-enabled infrastructure for its capital markets.

Finally, self-driving vehicle technology solutions provider Aurora said that it has chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider to provide machine learning based training and cloud-simulation workloads. AWS’ solutions will be incorporated into the Aurora Driver, which is the company’s self-driving scalable technology.   

Predictions following collaborations

Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, made his predictions for 2022 through a keynote. Vogels said that AI-supported software development takes hold with machine learning playing a major role in augmenting developer’s workstreams.  

Secondly, the CTO said that edge computing will move to every locale, with the cloud being incorporated to transform farms, warehouses, restaurants and more.   

Thirdly, Vogels predicts that our homes and buildings will have in-built AI assistants to help us in our human needs, the most impact will be seen for the elderly.   

Lastly, sustainability will become the buzzword among developers, as they will seek for newer approaches to cloud architects to support environmentally friendly decisions of companies and end users.