Amazon is making the jump into blockchain at last

AWS Outposts

AWS Outposts

Right now, governments and businesses who want to utilize satellite data for communications, weather forecasting, or surface imaging purposes need to invest in expensive infrastructure to do so. Developers can also sell their designs directly through AWS Marketplace.

AWS is building out its new Ground Station network with an initial pair of hubs with the intent to have 12 in operation by the middle of next year, Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr said in an AWS blog post.

There is undoubtedly a gap in the market for those wanting AWS services snugly integrated with on-prem infrastructure, and with Outposts Amazon will hope they have filled it. Users can train reinforcement learning models in an online simulator and then test-drive them on DeepRacer. The fastest times advanced to the final where Rick Fish, co-founder of Jigsaw XYZ, from London, England, emerged victorious, taking the DRL Cup with a winning lap time of 51:50.

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Medical care search company Zocdoc is using AWS machine learning services in the healthcare sector. The company announced the launch of a new service called Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outpost to take on traditional hardware vendors Cisco, HPE and Dell. Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth learns from these annotations in real time and can automatically apply labels to much of the remaining dataset, reducing the need for human review.

Midmarket companies will be the ones most likely to embrace AWS Outposts first, the analyst said. The company said it is piloting AWS RoboMaker with 12 universities. The whole experience was good fun, and I haven't even begun to scratch the surface in terms of the service's capabilities. The fully autonomous race vehicle uses reinforcement learning models from SageMaker and allows the developers to race against each other for prizes in their own DeepRacer League. This can simplify the workflow and get the information out to developers quickly. To find out more about the DeepRacer League, visit https://aws.amazon.com/deepracer.

Amazon.com's cloud services platform, has introduced two new services based on blockchain technology. And, last but certainly not least, AWS will help developers get rolling with machine learning with AWS DeepRacer, a new 1/18 scale autonomous model race auto for developers, driven by reinforcement learning.

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Amazon Managed Blockchain supports two popular open source blockchain frameworks, Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, and setting up a blockchain network is as easy as a few clicks in the AWS Management Console.

Google's deal with Nutanix, struck a year ago, also provided a way in which companies could be helped to transition to the web, with hyper-convergence software (rather than devices) smoothing the overall management of in-house and cloud combinations.

AWS RoboMaker uses cloud services to help developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications, as well as build intelligent robotics functions.

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The service provides customers with an append-only, fixed journal that tracks the history of all changes made to it.

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