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Here’s Why You Should Work with an AWS Partner

Here’s Why You Should Work with an AWS Partner

Amazon Web Services is understandably a difficult platform to adapt to and utilize fully upon first getting started. Some organizations can be selected to become certified partners to indirectly extend services to help build on the Amazon Cloud. Finding a certified company to help build out is undoubtedly the best way to significantly simplify, streamline, and reduce the cost of utilizing AWS.

Amazon Web Services – CodeCatalyst

Amazon Web Services – CodeCatalyst

When a development team is building out an application, it helps to have access to the same resources, have the tools for planning and testing, and to have access to the application all in one place. CodeCatalyst comes with a slew of continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) tools and can leverage other AWS services and be connected to other AWS projects on an account. As a collaborative tool, it is easy to introduce new members into the project and to log all activity or all tests from a single dashboard. It’s a complete package of all the tools needed to securely work on every step of an application’s lifecycle.

The Definitive Guide to AWS Pricing

The Definitive Guide to AWS Pricing

Perhaps the biggest issue with AWS that its competitors edge out on is the confusing pricing model. It does promise the capacity to help users save significantly on funds that otherwise by avoiding spending on unnecessary resources, but getting to that point isn’t always clear. We will be covering in greater detail how this works.

Using Stable-Diffusion and Dreambooth to create personalized AI art – Part 2 of 3

Using Stable-Diffusion and Dreambooth to create personalized AI art – Part 2 of 3

DreamBooth is a deep learning generation model used to fine-tune existing text-to-image models, developed by researchers from Google Research and Boston University in 2022. Originally developed using Google's own Imagen text-to-image model, DreamBooth implementations can be applied to other text-to-image models, where it can allow the model to generate more fine-tuned and personalised outputs after training on three to five images of a subject.

AWS QuickSight vs. Power BI

AWS QuickSight vs. Power BI

Business Intelligence is important to a firm in order to understand the data gathered from its various operations. Amazon does provide a service called QuickSight which is more tailored to use-by-use cases. By comparison, Microsoft has Power BI on offer with a much more universally applied pricing model but extensive customizability and modularity. Both do have a lot to offer on top of their compatibility to their respective organizations.

AWS Aurora

AWS Aurora

Among other services, Amazon also provides Aurora – a database service with a global presence that is compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL at a mere tenth of the cost of traditional databases. True to AWS fashion, Amazon fully manages these databases helping to further reduce costs for the users and alleviate the need to dedicate resources towards maintenance. To prevent loss and damage, Aurora databases have nearly a 100% uptime with easy replication and a restoration of services in less than a minute. For newer users to AWS, immigrating data locally is incredibly easy.

AWS Certification Exam Tips

AWS Certification Exam Tips

While Amazon does make acquiring certification for knowledge on their cloud services readily accessible, the process is still a large hurdle to overcome. The exams are incredibly tough and do have a B and above requirement in order to pass. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources both official and unofficial to help potential new experts to prepare. Everyone is better off knowing what resources they have to prepare for such a tremendous hurdle.

AWS QuickSight vs. Tableau

AWS QuickSight vs. Tableau

Data Analytics is increasingly important for evaluating company performance and adjusting for continuous improvement and avoiding recreating mistakes. As such, there are plenty of platforms on the market for making the analysis process to make this easier. Though Amazon’s offering might seem to be the go-to for any and all solutions, there are still other options present on the market for anyone who has data analysis needs.

Dell APEX Cloud vs. DigitalOcean

Dell APEX Cloud vs. DigitalOcean

Cloud services are numerous in type and functionality, leaving potential users with no shortage of choice as to what cloud service they wish to use and why. While not as widely known or capable of some of the same potential as their bigger competitors, Dell and DigitalOcean have their own offerings for cloud computing. Despite their more niche use and more fitting application for much smaller users, keep in mind that the likes of AWS and Google Cloud will just be more flexible and likely more capable in the long-run.

Adobe Creative Cloud vs. Dropbox

Adobe Creative Cloud vs. Dropbox

Web application development isn’t necessarily the only applicability of the cloud. There is plenty of demand for using the cloud as storage and workplace utilities rather than as a platform to build. While neither Adobe nor Dropbox have a particularly large share in the cloud market, they have still carved out their niche among content creators – such as photographers and 3D artists – with some potential for office spaces. Having the ability to easily share files with coworkers wherever they are located is incredibly important.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

Benefits of Cloud Computing

There are significant benefits an organization can experience from moving many of their operations to the cloud from cut costs to avoiding the loss of data. Despite the increasing number of organizations looking to adopt cloud computing into their business operations and what can be accomplished, only a handful of companies have adopted the technology even after over a decade’s existence. With time, this is something that we aim to gradually rectify.

IBM Cloud vs. Oracle

IBM Cloud vs. Oracle

The Cloud is largely dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google at the time of writing with Alibaba still far off but looking to make gains in the near future. That being said, even tech giants like Oracle and IBM have mostly fallen by the wayside compared to their purported contemporaries in the race to produce cloud solutions. Not that these options will outright harm an organization’s ability in the cloud, but there are some risk factors that are worth considering.

Microsoft Azure vs. Alibaba Cloud

Microsoft Azure vs. Alibaba Cloud

Microsoft and Google may be some of the biggest names struggling to overtake Amazon’s dominance of the cloud service market, but they aren’t the only names. Since 2009, Alibaba has had its own cloud computing platform with ventures into ecommerce data mining and processing and currently stands as the fifth largest company in artificial intelligence development. For now, we’ll be comparing Alibaba with some of its more immediate competition to put things into proper perspective.

AWS vs. Google Cloud

AWS vs. Google Cloud

Among the tech titans who currently provide cloud services is Google. While they’re far from the biggest, the experience they have with search engines and machine learning makes them viable in the face of Amazon’s prolonged dominance within the field. That said, there are good reasons for picking either one over the other depending on what a client hopes to achieve and what financial resources they have available.

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

Choosing a cloud provider or a cloud computing partner can be a daunting task. The amount of information out there on cloud computing can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll cover some basic criteria to look out for when choosing a cloud provider or partner.

Building Networks as a Service with Secure Gateways

Building Networks as a Service with Secure Gateways

Networks as a Service (NaaS) are network services that are rented out over the cloud. This can save organizations on funding and resources that would otherwise have gone towards maintaining infrastructure and lets them put all the requirements for maintenance out of house. All that said, there are more than enough ways any data coming in or out of the cloud can be compromised. These are some critical tools that could help in the construction of NaaS.

How to Create and Add a Slack Workspace

How to Create and Add a Slack Workspace

Slack is a business-oriented instant messaging platform that facilitates the sharing of relevant information among team members. Slack improves workplace communication by fostering collaboration across departments.

Creating a Robust Data-Driven Platform

Creating a Robust Data-Driven Platform

Gathering data and applying it towards business operations is going to be critical going forward. Plenty of companies have already caught onto that trend and have put forward their own spins on data streamlining services that lets users seamlessly gather data from various streams securely and combine it into various spreadsheets and UIs in a way that minimizes risk, is cost effective, and lets users innovate faster. The following tools power some of the best power your web applications.

How to Write a Hardhat NFT Smart Contract for Polygon

How to Write a Hardhat NFT Smart Contract for Polygon

This guide will show you the ropes of working with HardHat, a widely-used framework for creating smart contracts. We’ll learn how to construct a powerful NFT project that can transform any data type into an NFT. We will also cover the basics of the Hardhat framework for creating, testing, and deploying smart contracts. You should also be familiar with public and private keys, and ideally have some experience with Metamask. Knowledge of Solidity, Javascript, and Node.js is also highly desirable.

Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

Cloud computing is already gaining popularity and offers a degree of financial levity and reduced downtime from maintenance. The bigger tech companies present already recognize that potential and have established their own solutions for offer. This article aims to give some insight to the two biggest competitors as well as how the two compare to each other.

What is AWS Quicksight?

What is AWS Quicksight?

There is plenty of data floating around regarding operational functionality that will have a knock-on effect for the rest of the organization. Amazon’s Quicksight aims to provide all members with the data they need when they need it in order to best make the decisions that will push the rest of the organization forward. This cloud-based service can distribute among organization members information that’s not only easy to read, but in a timely manner to all levels.

AWS Athena

AWS Athena

Amazon Athena facilitates straightforward analysis of data stored in Amazon S3 by utilizing the standard Structured Query Language (SQL), Since Athena is serverless, there is no infrastructure to maintain, and you only pay for the queries you execute. It’s simple to get started with Athena. Simply specify the Amazon S3 bucket containing your data, specify the structure, and begin regular SQL queries.

AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace

Having access to third-party software is helpful for offloading time that would have otherwise been dedicated towards building something from the ground up that’s already been built before. While it’s definitely someone else’s work, meaning that anything new will have to be built to accommodate its design, it leaves resources and time to be dedicated towards other endeavors. This is why AWS has its own Marketplace for the distribution of third-party software for its users to have access to.

AWS Jumpstart Program

AWS Jumpstart Program

Do you have a startup that’s looking to build a mobile application or SaaS Platform on Amazon Web Services? Are you thinking about using AWS Services for Analytics, IOT, Machine Learning, Containers or Non-Relational Database? If the answer to both of these questions is yes then work with AllCode. We’re an AWS Consulting Partner who specializes in building out these types of applications. More importantly, AllCode is one of the select few partners that is a member of the AWS Jumpstart Program.

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