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#303: Are You Well-Architected?

3/17/2019
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How do you know if you have built your system the best way possible? How can you track this over time, and see and share improvements with others? The AWS Well-Architected Framework now has a customer-accessible tool - free to use! Simon speaks with "Fitz" (Philip Fitzimons) who leads the Well-Architected team at AWS about how customers can make the most of this new capability. Links: AWS Well-Architected Home Page: https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/

Duration:00:22:10

#302: March 2019 Update Show Part One

3/10/2019
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Simon is joined by new update co-host Nicki Klein (Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS) to discuss all the latest features and capabilities available to AWS customers! Chapters 1:57 Mobile 5:21 Solutions & Quickstarts 7:53 Database 13:51 Storage 17:46 Analytics 20:58 Compute 24:32 Certifications 26:11 Machine Learning 27:25 Developer Tools 28:31 Networking 29:07 Media Services 30:37 Security 31:30 IoT 32:30 Management & Governance 33:43 Customer Engagement 34:30 End User Experience 34:59...

Duration:00:38:09

#301: Getting the most out of the AWS Developer Experience

3/3/2019
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What does a modern software development look like? What are some of the optimised approaches you can use? What is the state of play when it comes to developer tooling and the cloud? Simon is joined by Adam Larter (Principal Solutions Architect, AWS) to discuss options available to developers using AWS. Links: DevOps and AWS landing page: https://aws.amazon.com/devops/ Keep up to date with the AWS DevOps blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/devops/ What is SAM?:...

Duration:00:47:01

#300: Amazon ElasticSearch Update

2/24/2019
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Do you have lots of data to search, analyze and visualize? The Amazon ElasticSearch service is used by customers large and small to do just that! Simon speaks with Jon Handler (Principal Solutions Architect, AWS) about some exciting new capabilities and also how to size, tune and optimize your clusters. Links: Amazon ElasticSearch: https://aws.amazon.com/elasticsearch-service/ T-Shirt size blog:...

Duration:00:25:49

#299: February 2019 Updates

2/17/2019
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Simon guides you through lots of new features, services and capabilities that you can take advantage of. Including the new AWS Backup service, more powerful GPU capabilities, new SLAs and much, much more! Chapters: Service Level Agreements 0:17 Storage 0:57 Media Services 5:08 Developer Tools 6:17 Analytics 9:54 AI/ML 12:07 Database 14:47 Networking & Content Delivery 17:32 Compute 19:02 Solutions 21:57 Business Applications 23:38 AWS Cost Management 25:07 Migration & Transfer 25:39...

Duration:00:30:58

#298: [Public Sector Special Series #6] - Bringing the White House to the World

2/13/2019
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Dr. Stephanie Tuszynski (Director of the Digital Library - White House Historical Association) speaks about how they used AWS to bring the experience of the White House to the world. https://www.whitehousehistory.org/

Duration:00:17:00

#297: Reinforcement Learning with AWS DeepRacer

2/10/2019
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How are ML Models Trained? How can developers learn different approaches to solving business problems? How can we race model cars on a global scale? Todd Escalona (Solutions Architect Evangelist, AWS) joins Simon to dive into reinforcement learning and AWS DeepRacer! AWS DeepRacer: https://aws.amazon.com/deepracer/ Open Source DIY Donkey Car: http://www.donkeycar.com/ re:Invent 2017 Robocar Hackathon -...

Duration:00:29:05

#296: [Public Sector Special Series #5] - Creating Better Educational Outcomes Using AWS

2/6/2019
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Cesar Wedemann (QEDU) talks to Simon about how they gather Education data and provide this data to teachers and public schools to improve education in Brazil. They developed a free-access portal that offers easy visualization of brazilian Education open data.http://www.qedu.org.br (http://www.qedu.org.br/)

Duration:00:16:46

#295: Creating a DevOps Workflow for Machine Learning Models

2/2/2019
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Training your ML model is just one part of the puzzle; retaining it and deploying into production on a regular basis is key for great business outcomes. Simon speaks with John Calhoun (Machine Learning Specialist, AWS) about how to implement this in your business using the open source AWS Sagemaker Build CloudFormation. Shownotes: Source Code: https://github.com/aws-samples/aws-sagemaker-build Blog Post:...

Duration:00:18:13

#294: [Public Sector Special Series #4] - Using AI to make Content Available for Students at Imperial College of London

1/30/2019
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How do you train the next generation of Digital leaders? How do you provide them with a modern educational experience? Can you do it without technical expertise? Hear how Ruth Black (Teaching Fellow at the Digital Academy) applied Amazon Transcribe to make this real. https://www.england.nhs.uk/digitaltechnology/nhs-digital-academy/

Duration:00:13:37

#293: Diving into Data with Amazon Athena

1/27/2019
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Do you have lots of data to analyze? Is writing SQL a skill you have? Would you like to analyze massive amounts of data at low cost without capacity planning? In this episode, Simon shares how Amazon Athena can give you options you may not have considered before. Shownotes: Amazon Athena: https://aws.amazon.com/athena Top 10 Performance Tips: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/top-10-performance-tuning-tips-for-amazon-athena/ Using CTAS for Performance:...

Duration:00:13:37

#292: [Public Sector Special Series #3] - Moving to Microservices from an Organisational Standpoint

1/23/2019
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Jeff Olson (VP & Chief Data Officer at College Board) talks about his experiences in fostering change from an organisational standpoint whilst moving to a microservices architecture. https://www.collegeboard.org/

Duration:00:24:03

#291: January 2019 Update

1/20/2019
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Simon takes you through a nice mix of updates and new things to take advantage of - even a price drop! Chapters: Service Level Agreements 00:19 Price Reduction 1:15 Databases 2:09 Service Region Expansion 3:52 Analytics 5:23 Machine Learning 7:13 Compute 7:55 IoT 9:37 Management 10:43 Mobile 11:33 Desktop 12:30 Certification 13:11 Shownotes: Topic || Service Level Agreements 00:19 Amazon API Gateway announces service level agreement |...

Duration:00:14:34

#290: [Public Sector Special Series #2] - Using AWS to Power Research with the University of Liverpool and Alces Flight

1/16/2019
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Cliff Addison (University of Liverpool) joins with Will Mayers and Cristin Merritt (Alces Flight) to talk about High Performance Computing in the cloud and meeting the needs of researchers. https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/ https://alces-flight.com/

Duration:00:22:00

#289: A Look at Amazon FSx For Windows File Server

1/13/2019
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Simon speaks with Andrew Crudge (Senior Product Manager, FSx) about this newly released service, capabilities available to customers and how to make the best use of it in your environment. https://aws.amazon.com/fsx/windows/

Duration:00:20:34

#288: [Public Sector Special Series #1] - Tackling Culture Change when Moving to the Cloud

1/9/2019
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Sherry Stevens (National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)) talks about the cultural changes and lessons learned on their journey to the cloud. https://naic.org/

Duration:00:15:44

#287: Log Diving with Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights

1/6/2019
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Did you know you can work through Terabytes of log data in seconds with zero setup? Simon takes you through the capabilities of Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights and how you can use it to resolve issues faster. Documentation: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudWatch/latest/logs/AnalyzingLogData.html Blog Example: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-cloudwatch-logs-insights-fast-interactive-log-analytics/

Duration:00:08:34

#286: December 2018 Update Show

12/30/2018
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Simon takes you through the December updates to finish up 2018! Shownotes: Topic || Customer Engagement 0:23 Amazon Pinpoint Announces Event-Based Campaigns, Driving Personalization and Engagement | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/12/amazon-pinpoint-announces-event-based-campaigns-driving-personalization-and-engagement/ Amazon Pinpoint Announces a New Email Deliverability Dashboard to Help Customers Reach their Users' Inboxes |...

Duration:00:32:35

#285: New Runtime Experiences in AWS Lambda

12/23/2018
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Simon speaks with three Software Development Engineers (SDEs) from Amazon who worked on various aspects of the new AWS Lambda runtime capabilities. He is joined by Alex Wood, Bryan Moffatt and Marco Magdy who discuss the Layers experience, Ruby support, the C++ runtime and even COBOL! Shownotes: Layers: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/configuration-layers.html Ruby Support: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/announcing-ruby-support-for-aws-lambda/ C++ Runtime:...

Duration:00:27:20

#284: A Look at Some Useful Resources

12/16/2018
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What are some handy resources for AWS Customers? Simon takes you on a tour of a few handy ones - and even sneaks in a black-belt tip! Shownotes: Centralized Logging – AWS Answers | https://aws.amazon.com/answers/logging/centralized-logging/ AWS Developer Forums: Discussion Forums | https://forums.aws.amazon.com/index.jspa Amazon Web Services - Labs · GitHub | https://github.com/awslabs GitHub - awslabs/aws-shell: An integrated shell for working with the AWS CLI. |...

Duration:00:14:26