Scaling massive content with Alfresco and Amazon Aurora

How Alfresco scaled to billions of documents on AWS John Newton – Founder and, since 2005, CTO at Alfresco – used his AWS re:Invent presentation to talk about how Alfresco has been scaling to billions of documents and building apps capable of accessing that huge amount of content…all while moving from large data centers to cost-effective management..

AWS re:Invent 2015: Designing for SaaS

Next-Generation Software Delivery Models on AWS Software delivery has been evolving. Not too many years ago most software lived on-premise. Then came the web-hosted app, and then robust Cloud solutions like those provided by various combinations of AWS services. At this week’s re:Invent, Sajee Mathew – Solutions Architect at AWS – talked about the best approach..

AWS Mobile Hub

AWS Mobile Hub: the fastest way to build mobile apps on AWS This morning at re:Invent 2015 in Vegas, Werner Vogels announced the launch of a new service for mobile developers: AWS Mobile Hub. During the last year AWS has announced and released many services to ease the management of mobile application, ranging from data synchronization (AWS Cognito),..

AWS re:Invent 2015: real-world smart applications with Amazon Machine Learning

How to apply Machine Learning to social media to make your customers happy At his AWS re:Invent presentation, Alex Ingerman – technical product manager at AWS – went through the design and implementation of a real-world end-to-end application to transform a high-volume social stream into actionable support requests for your customer support team. The idea is that social networks like Twitter generate..

AWS re:Invent 2015 Keynote – Day Two

There were plenty of notable announcements at AWS re:Invent’s second official keynote address. This one was led by Werner Vogels. Here’s a quick recap: Amazon Kinesis Analytics: powerful SQL-based analytics for streaming data (available next year). Amazon EC2 Container Registry: a fully-managed and secure repository for container images (available later this year). New instance types: X1 (featuring..

AWS re:Invent 2015 – Netflix and AWS

How does Netflix operate on AWS? Netflix has been on AWS since a devastating fire destroyed their own datacenter in 2010. By 2015, their Cloud migration was complete and, thanks to AWS, the scale they have achieved has been outstanding. Josh Evans – Director of Operations Engineering at Netflix described the Netflix’s microservices architecture as a living..

AWS re:Invent Keynote

  New AWS services and features announcements During the first official keynote of AWS re:Invent 2015, lead by Andy Jassy, seven new services have been announced: Amazon QuickSight: a business intelligence service designed to help anyone get real value from their data by reducing the complexity of traditional BI tools. Amazon Kinesis Firehose: a service..

Azure Machine Learning: simplified predictive analytics

Azure Machine Learning: a cloud-based predictive analytics service Last week I wrote about using AWS’s Machine Learning tool to built your models from an open dataset. Since then, feeling I needed more control over what happens under the hood – in particular as far as which kind of models are trained and evaluated – I..