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Amazon GAs Textract, Its New Machine Learning-Based OCR Service

Jun 3, 2019 |

Companies that rely on optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize the content of printed forms may be interested in Textract, a new machine learning-based OCR service that just became available from Amazon Web Services. Read more…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

Apr 9, 2019 |

Google Cloud today announced strategic partnerships with seven prominent providers of big data technologies that will bring those vendors’ solutions to the Google Cloud Platform as managed services. The move appears designed to position Google in a more favorable light relative to Amazon, which has taken a more heavy-handed approach with the open source backers. Read more…

Huge Radio Telescope Gets New Database

Aug 10, 2015 |

The world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), will be getting a data storage and analytics upgrade thanks to a grant from the organization that operates the telescope and partner (AWS). Read more…

Apache Spark: Now Offered on Amazon EMR

Jun 22, 2015 |

The number of places you can run Apache Spark increases by the week, and last week hosting giant Amazon Web Services announced that it’s now offering Apache Spark on its hosted Hadoop environment. Read more…

Amazon Accelerates NASA’s Search for Life on Mars

Oct 25, 2012 |NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon Web Services to aid data processing in their Curiosity and other Mars rover missions. The cloud-based Amazon service helps boost NASA computing power during the small windows in the day that the space program can contact their rovers. Read more…
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