Amazon Unveils 'Immutable' Quantum Ledger Database Product

Even with all the benefits, most organizations are still slow to embrace the cloud.

More firms are opting for hybrid options that allow retention of certain core functions and data on-prem. The two organizations are working together to better match patients with clinical trials for cancer therapies.

Their new program, dubbed Amazon Comprehend Medical, is capable of using machine learning to extract and read data from patients' records, which will help medical professionals identify important information and help practitioners make informed decisions with their patients.

"Amazon QLDB is a new class of database that eliminates the need to engage in the complex development effort of building your own ledger-like applications".

Amazon is reportedly coming up with a blockchain service to enable clients to create digital ledger networks without spending a penny of creating their own platform.

The AWS DeepRacer also includes a fully configured cloud environment that is utilized by the reinforcement learning installed in each race vehicle.

AWS Inferentia provides hundreds of teraflops per chip and thousands of teraflops per Amazon EC2 instance for multiple frameworks (including TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch), and multiple data types (including INT-8 and mixed precision FP-16 and bfloat16).

For over 12 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. These "ground stations" are basically outposts equipped with antennas and are essential to transmitting and receiving data from the thousands of satellites now orbiting our planet. It takes inputs such as customers' or users' activity streams, inventory (there's little point recommending a product you can't supply) and demographics; builds a recommendation model that's private to the AWS customer; and provides an API for recommendation and personalisation.

Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018, AWS Outposts is created to bring AWS cloud hardware on-premises customer's own data centers.

In both cases, AWS will deliver the racks to customers, install them (if customers prefer), and handle all maintenance and replacement of racks.

The cloud provider for the past several years has been making moves to make it easier for companies to run their on-premises infrastructures more closely with their AWS environments.

"Customers are telling us that they don't want a hybrid experience that attempts to recreate a stunted version of a cloud on-premises, because it's perpetually out of sync with the cloud version and requires a lot of heavy lifting, managing custom hardware, different control planes, different tooling, and manual software updates".

CEO Andy Jassy said his company has spent a decent amount of time understanding why customers want blockchain rather than just a database, denying during his AWS re:Invent keynote that AWS was avoiding heading down the distributed ledger path. Microsoft's Azure Stack allows customers to extend some cloud capabilities into on-prem data centers.

Vanessa Coleman