AWS announced its increasing focus on robotics technologies for the first two announcements of the conference: The new AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator announced by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels via his blog— is open to robotics hardware and software startups from around the globe. The accelerator, which AWS is running with MassRobotics, a leader in launching innovative robotics programs, offers a range of benefits including hands-on training with AWS robotics solutions, and up to $10,000 in promotional credits to use AWS IoT, Robotics, and machine learning services.
AWSIoT RoboRunner is a new robotics service that makes it easier for companies to build and deploy applications that help fleets of robots work seamlessly together. Building on the same technology used in Amazon fulfillment centers, it’s now being made available to all developers to build advanced robotics applications for their businesses.
Partners remain a critical component of accelerating innovation
Yesterday, Doug Yeum, Head of Alliances & Channels, held a keynote with guest speakers from Western Union and T Mobile. The Amazon Partner Network (APN) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2022 and Doug talked about how the APN program is enabling AWS Partners to better innovate on behalf of customers. Doug also unveiled the following news and updates during the keynote:
- AWS Energy Competency – a new partner competency that differentiates highly specialized AWS Partners who have demonstrated technical expertise and repeat customer success enable energy producers worldwide to build and operate assets efficiently and safely, while working to transition to a lower carbon world.
- AWS Graviton Ready APN Partners – Thousands of customers are using Graviton2-based instances to get up to 40% better price performance on Amazon EC2. As customers adopt AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances, they need the right software solutions to help integrate, deploy, monitor, and secure their Linux-based and containerized workloads. AWS Graviton Ready Partners offer AWS customers Graviton-supported software offerings, including operating systems and platform services, security, monitoring and observability, CI/CD, data and analytics, and cloud devices.
- AI for data analytics (AIDA) – a new set of AWS partners solutions to empower business experts with predictive analytics in their AWS analytics environment. Launch partners includes both technology partners and consulting partners. Technology partners: Amplitude, Anaplan, Causality Link, Domo, Exasol, Pega Systems, Qlik, Snowflake, Tableau, and Workato.Consulting partners: Provectus, Cognizant, Interworks, and Quantiphi.
Also attending the AWS Partner keynote was Stephen Orban, General Manager for AWS Marketplace and Sandy Carter, VP for Public Sector Partners, who announced the following news:
- AWS Data Exchange for APIs – a new AWS Data Exchange capability that allows customers to find, subscribe to, and use hundreds of third-party APIs in the cloud. This makes it easy to access data on a pay-as-you-go basis, explore consistent API documentation, utilize AWS-generated SDKs to make API calls, and leverage AWS-native authentication and governance.