Data Reply Achieves AWS Machine Learning Competency Status

Data Reply Achieves AWS Machine Learning Competency Status … This designation recognizes Data Reply for enabling data scientists and ML … strengthens our partnership with AWS and reaffirms the technical skills and the …

TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 22, 2020–

Data Reply, specialized in the design and implementation of advanced analytics and AI-powered data services, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning (ML) Competency status. This designation recognizes Data Reply for enabling data scientists and ML practitioners with tools to take their data, train predictive models and make predictions on new data.

Achieving the AWS ML Competency differentiates Data Reply as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that has built solutions that help organizations solve their data challenges, enable machine learning and data science workflows or offer SaaS/API based capabilities that enhance end applications with machine intelligence. Attaining the AWS ML Competency, demonstrates to our customers that Data Reply has validated expertise in AI and ML experience on AWS.

Filippo Rizzante, CTO Reply, commented: “This award further strengthens our partnership with AWS and reaffirms the technical skills and the expertise of our specialists in the design and the implementation of Machine Learning solutions”.

Data Reply has a deep expertise in supporting companies in the implementation of advanced analytics and AI-powered data services on AWS. With strong competences in Big Data Engineering, Data Science and IPA, Data Reply builds Big Data platforms and implements ML and AI models in a manner that is repeatable, efficient, scalable, simple and yet secure.

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

As an APN Premier Consulting Partner, Data Reply offers solutions that leverage Big Data, Data Analytics and ML paradigms on AWS, to provide customers with flexibility and scalability. These solutions are fully powered by AWS services such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Textract, Amazon Comprehend, AWS Lambda and Amazon EMR.



Data Reply is the Reply Group company specialized in Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Through multidisciplinary teams of specialists in Big Data Engineering, Data Science and Intelligent Process Automation, Data Reply supports companies from different industries in process optimization through the design and implementation of solutions, quantum algorithms and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence models.

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How Big Tech became such a big target on Capitol Hill

Meanwhile, advertising dollars for the news industry plummeted from $38 … The third-largest U.S. digital ad company is now Amazon, which doesn’t …

Amazon has gone from being the everything store to the everything company.

Well past its original e-commerce roots, it’s now a major player in cloud infrastructure, media, consumer hardware, grocery, payments and advertising, and has big ambitions in health care and other industries.

Even with annual revenue poised to top $350 billion, Amazon continues to report steady revenue growth and has recently started generating hefty profits, thanks to Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business.

The extent of that business became clear for the first time in April 2015, when Amazon started reporting its finances and revealed that AWS was earning about about $1 billion a year in profits, even as the entire company was breaking even or losing money. In other words, while everybody thought Amazon was an e-retailer with a nice side business in cloud computing, it had quietly built a gigantic and profitable software business.

Last year, AWS earned more than $9 billion in profit on $35 billion in sales, making it the number-three software company by sales volume, trailing only Microsoft and Oracle.

Then, after helping spur the decline of physical retail for years, Amazon jumped into the brick-and-mortar world, buying upscale grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017. Would Amazon do to groceries what it did to information technology?

Amazon’s physical footprint also includes its unmatched network of fulfillment centers and last-mile delivery facilities. It’s now America’s second largest employer and has continued to aggressively hire amid a broader economic downturn tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon upset lawmakers in 2017, when it courted proposals for its next headquarters and had cities offering up all sorts subsidies to try and win the deal. It ended up choosing two cities — New York and Washington, D.C., only to back out of New York at the last minute because of fierce opposition from some locals.

The eccentricity and ambition of CEO Jeff Bezos has contributed to the company’s mythos. Bezos spends billions a year on his private space travel company, Blue Origin. He bought the Washington Post in 2013, giving him an influential arm of the national media (although he does not exercise editorial oversight) and turning him into a favorite punching bag for President Donald Trump, as the Post frequently criticized Trump as both candidate and president. In 2017 he became the richest person in the world, and in 2019 publicly confronted a tabloid that threatened to publish details of an extra-marital affair.

While investors have cheered Amazon’s growth, politiciansfrom both parties have recently decried its unfettered expansion, including its unruly marketplace and alleged anti-competitive tactics. Calls to break up Amazon peaked this summer when CEO Bezos appeared in front of Congress for the first time to answer questions about its market power and business practices.

Tech Mahindra to offer solutions built on Amazon Managed Blockchain Services

Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Tech Mahindra, said, “Global businesses are facing sustained headwinds and …

Tech Mahindra

Tech MahindraTech Mahindra, which already is part of the AWS Partner Network, is to team up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build solutions based on blockchain technology. Tech Mahindra will introduce blockchain solutions built on the Amazon Managed Blockchain.

Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Tech Mahindra, said, “Global businesses are facing sustained headwinds and struggling to collectively navigate and strategize in this new, unchartered territory and facilitate business continuity in the current COVID world. Ensuring supply chain continuity is paramount and needs more attention in the coming times.

Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Tech Mahindra

Organizations are advised to leverage technologies like Blockchain to address the challenges and create a competitive advantage for themselves. Our collaboration with AWS will support future pandemic preparedness and accelerate an economic rebound post COVID-19 for organizations operating global supply chains and eliminate siloes (sic).”

Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Managed Blockchain is a managed service which seeks to facilitate the creation and management of scalable blockchain networks using an open source framework. Using it, customers are able to set up and manage a scalable blockchain network (allegedly with just a few clicks).

In effect, the Amazon Managed Blockchain:

  • eliminates the overhead required to create a network
  • automatically scales (to meet the demands of thousands of applications and/or millions of transactions).

Once a network is up and running, the Amazon Managed Blockchain:

  • simplifies management and maintenance of a blockchain network
  • handles certificates
  • facilitates new members joining a network.

Furthermore, if there is a need for an immutable and verifiable ledger database, there is Amazon’s QLDB.

Tech Mahindra and Amazon Managed Blockchain

As part of the collaboration, Tech Mahindra will offer solutions through the AWS Marketplace using Amazon Managed Blockchain Services. These offerings will include:

  • Kit Management (Aviation and Aerospace); this will track and trace ‘kits’ as these are procured from multi-tier suppliers in the aviation industry
  • Outbound Logistics (Telecom Supply Chain); this will provide enhanced visibility for OEMs on the ETAs for the B2C supply chain in the telecom industry
  • Medical Material Track and Trace (Healthcare Supply Chain); this will aim to track and identify fraudulent medical materials (for example, PPE like face masks, gloves, sanitisers) through the medical supply chain.

Tech Mahindra also plans – over the next 12 to 18 months – to develop and market additional blockchain solutions across several industries, including:

  • banking and financial services
  • telecom
  • retail
  • manufacturing
  • oil and gas
  • travel
  • logistics
  • healthcare.

As part of this Tech Mahindra says it will provide a framework it calls a ‘Block Ecosystem’. This has various (what it calls) ‘Block’ ‘levers’:

  • Block Studio
  • Block Engage
  • Block Talk
  • Block Geeks
  • Block Accelerate
  • Block Access
  • Block Value.

These will be used to create the industry-specific applications. In addition, Tech Mahindra will build Blockchain-Platform-as-a-Service (BPaaS), System Integration and Product Engineering Services on the AWS Blockchain.

Enterprise Times: what does this mean

According to the (Teal) 2020 Supplier Information Study, 81% of supply chain leaders are not completely confident in their supplier data. 60% say it took them four days to update outdated supplier information. This has resulted in missed deadlines, unhappy clients and financial loss. Something needs to happen.

The Tech Mahindra/Amazon collaboration says it focuses on providing solutions that enable digital transformation and meet needs like those described above. If the Block Ecosystem approach works and deployment on the Amazon managed Blockchain works, then Tech Mahindra clients may gain access to relevant blockchain solutions at a far lower cost than trying in house.

Top AI Jobs Opportunities in India in September 2020

Experience in Data Science … They will also create new Analytics and AI opportunities in partnership with Global Markets, Sectors, and IBM Brands.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a game-changing technology of the 21st century, promising to deliver some of the most significant and disruptive innovations. From autonomous driving vehicles to robotic assistants and automated disease diagnosis, the AI revolution is shaping the world and how people live and work. This will undoubtedly demand a new breed of talent and offer myriad opportunities for professionals who want to pursue a career in AI research and development. Indeed, AI has a learning curve, but succeeding in this field requires the investment of time.

While AI has become a sought-after career in the modern-day technology industry, the average salary of an Artificial Intelligence professional in India in September 2020 is INR 5,09,145.

Let’s have a look at top AI job opportunities and prepare to apply in September 2020.


Location: Bangalore

Job Role: Principal AI/ML Specialist

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset, constantly challenge the norm, and looking for better solutions? And do you have a Lean Startup mentality with a good imagination and startup commercial acumen? Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL) is looking for an outstanding Software Development Engineer to join the India Prototyping Team to support its rapidly growing and dynamic business. As part of an agile digital development team, the selected candidates will support AWS customers to develop prototypes specific to their articulated strategic vision for new products and services.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience on AWS Sagemaker and experience running ML models for Edge computations

• Experience in Data Science

• Experience building and operating scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems

• Experience developing storage software with knowledge of storage protocols and file system architecture

• Familiar with building secure software using modern security principles

• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment

Along with 7+ years of professional experience in commercial or web-scale system software development and delivery; Proficiency in Machine Learning: training and retraining systems, multiple frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, MXNet), deep learning-based approaches; and Proficiency in a modern programming language such as C#, Java, or Python, and more will be advantageous. Apply here.v


Location: Pune

Job Role: Senior Cloud AI Platform Engineer

NVIDIA is seeking outstanding software engineers to expand the AI Platform team. As part of a team member, candidates will work with a group of hardworking software engineers from different backgrounds like gaming, deep learning, applications, system development, and hardware design distributed across the world. The selected candidates will be responsible for deploying the latest deep learning technologies to bring real-time AI to gamers, streamers, and creators, working with industry leaders to deploy the latest DL features to the largest clouds. They will also work with leading cloud providers and companies looking to deploy NVIDIA’s state-of-the-art AI features into their cloud running on NVIDIA hardware and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Deep understanding of cloud design in the areas of virtualization (i.e., AWS) and global infrastructure and distributed systems

• Experience with Deep Learning frameworks like TensorFlow or Keras

• Experience with the core AWS services

• Experience with building or maintaining cloud-native applications.

• Demonstrated experience developing highly optimized code

• Familiarity with the latest security methodologies for writing secure code.

• Good background in Linux/Unix administration.

• Working experience with the Windows platform, User Mode Drivers, DirectX, OpenGL, or other rendering API

In addition to these, candidates require to have a BS or higher degree in Computer Science/Engineering or similar field; 5+ years of industry experience (or equivalent) in system programming, gaming, or related field, and experience with languages like Python and Perl, and more. Apply here.


Location: Mumbai

Job Role: Associate Partner -AI & Analytics LT00

As businesses, governments, and communities become more data-driven in their decision making and business operations, demand on the new and innovative AI and Analytics related capabilities are exponentially growing. As a trusted advisor to the Chief Analytics Officer and various CXOs (Marketing, Risk, Digital), candidates for this role will build a compelling value proposition for flexible and futuristic Analytics-driven insights and solutions. They will partner with sector teams, global markets team, and all IBM brands to sense, originate, qualify opportunities, and pursue the deals to closure. They will also create new Analytics and AI opportunities in partnership with Global Markets, Sectors, and IBM Brands.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Someone who has traversed the Analytics &AI value chain, having moved the clients from data to insights.

• Deep expertise in applying Analytics for two or more industries (BFSI, Manufacturing, Distribution, Electronics, Oil&Gas, etc.)

• In-depth understanding of AI tools across Machine Learning, Intelligent Automation, Conversation Intelligence and how they all come together to build AI ecosystem

• Worked in a third-party consulting, service, technology organization for a fair share of the career.

• Consulted clients on the aspiration to make them information led decision making business.

• Hands-on expertise in developing and implementing predictive models (statistical and machine learning) for large enterprises, and more.

Candidates will also be required to have the ability to run multiple and disparate client conversations, opportunity pursuits, and handle the execution of dynamic practice agenda. They will advise clients in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of the core components for big data offerings. Apply here.

APEX Analytix

Location: Gurgaon

Job Role: Software Engineer

The .Net Application Developer at APEX Analytix will be responsible for the development of internal- and external-facing products written in Microsoft’s .Net Framework. The candidates for this position will maintain and implement new functionality in applications written in .Net that make use of SQL Server, including stored procedures and SQL Reporting Services. Experience with Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 or later is a must. The developer will work on a team of developers with similar complementary skills and will be required to meet deadlines while delivering quality code.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 1+ years of experience in application, database, and middle-tier component design

• 1+ years of experience in .Net Development (C#)

• MVC6 Frameworks

• Experience with basic Development Patterns

• Strong OO fundamentals and expertise

• Experience developing applications on Windows Server environments

• Experience working with Agile Development methodologies

Ability to juggle multiple projects and course-correct as business drivers change, strong SQL skills. Prior experience and usage of Entity Framework 6.0 or later, and more are a must. Apply here.


Location: Chennai

Job Role: Product Manager – Azure / AI / ML / Office

ConvergePoint is a fast-growing software company headquartered in Houston, TX. The company is looking for product managers in Chennai to drive all aspects of the product life cycle. Potential candidates will be responsible for connecting with customers and gathering feedback. They will require to manage the product roadmap and the entire product lifecycle.

Preferred Qualification:

• Familiarity with the latest cloud technology software trends and platforms

• Perform preliminary investigation and detailed analysis of product requirements as provided by Product Management.

• Work with Development / QA Leads, internal and external customers to elaborate and validate business and functional requirements.

• Create concise requirements documentation, including mock-ups of UI’s.

• Define acceptance criteria with the Product Manager and the development team.

Moreover, candidates must have a minimum of 4 years in the software industry, with leadership and customer-facing roles. They also must have an advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field required from a reputed college and an MBA from a reputed Business School. Apply here.

CrowdStrike Expands Support for AWS Workloads and Container Deployments

CrowdStrike enhances services for AWS with fast, seamless protection and visibility across cloud workloads, aligning with customers’ DevSecOps …

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdStrike Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the expansion of support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) with new capabilities that deliver integrations for the compute services and cloud services categories. Through these expanded services, CrowdStrike is enhancing development, security and operations (DevSecOps) to enable faster and more secure innovation that is easier to deploy.

The expanded capabilities that CrowdStrike is delivering support the growing needs of today’s cloud-first businesses that are conducting business and innovating in the cloud. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform delivers advanced threat protection and comprehensive visibility that scale to secure cloud workloads and container deployments across organizations. This enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation while protecting their businesses against the nefarious activity of sophisticated threat actors. The expanded support delivers customers comprehensive insight across different compute services, secure communication across deployment fleet, automatic workload discovery and comprehensive cloud visibility across multiple accounts.

“As security becomes an earlier part of the development cycle, development teams must be equipped with solutions that allow them to quickly and effectively build from the ground up the strength and protection needed for the evolving threat landscape,” said Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer of CrowdStrike. “Through our growing integrations with our strong collaboration with AWS, CrowdStrike is providing security teams the scale and tools needed to adopt, innovate and secure technology across any workload with speed and efficiency, making it easier to address security issues in earlier phases of development and providing better, holistic protection and uptime for end users.”

Compute Services

  • AWS Graviton – CrowdStrike provides cloud-native workload protection for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) A1 instances powered by AWS Graviton Processors, as well as the C6g, M6g and R6g Amazon EC2 instances based on the new Graviton2 Processors. With the Falcon lightweight agent, customers receive the same seamless protection and visibility across different compute instance types with minimal impact on runtime performance. CrowdStrike Falcon secures Linux workloads running on ARM with no requirements for reboots, “scan storms” or invasive signature updates.
  • Amazon WorkSpaces – Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that provides users with either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and can quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. CrowdStrike brings its industry-leading prevention and detection capabilities that include machine learning (ML), exploit prevention and behavioral detections to Amazon WorkSpaces, supporting remote workforces without affecting business continuity.
  • Bottlerocket – Bottlerocket, a new Linux-based open source operating system purpose-built by AWS for running containers on virtual machines or bare metal hosts and designed to improve security and operations of organizations’ containerized infrastructure. CrowdStrike Falcon will provide run-time protection, unparalleled endpoint detection and response (EDR) visibility and container awareness, enabling customers to further secure their applications running on Bottlerocket.

Cloud Services

  • AWS PrivateLink – AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs, AWS services, and on-premises applications on AWS, without the data having to go over the Internet. Customers will be able to use AWS PrivateLink with CrowdStrike Falcon to enable their sensor-to-cloud traffic, from their AWS hosted instances. This dramatically simplifies customers’ network architecture because there are no additional gateways required for communicating with the CrowdStrike cloud platform, and minimizes security risk by reducing exposure to the internet for customers subscribing to CrowdStrike products and services in AWS Marketplace.
  • AWS Control Tower – AWS Control Tower provides organizations with multiple accounts and teams the easiest way to set up their new multi-account AWS environment and govern at scale. CrowdStrike Falcon Workload Protection seamlessly integrates with AWS Control Tower via API, delivering comprehensive protection and visibility across all Amazon EC2 resources. This rich AWS context helps customers quickly create ready to move-in cloud environments with security deployments automated from the beginning.

Learn more about CrowdStrike integrations with AWS Graviton, Bottlerocket, AWS WorkSpaces, AWS PrivateLink and AWS Control Tower on the CrowdStrike website.

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining security for the cloud era with an endpoint protection platform (EPP) built from the ground up to stop breaches. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform’s single lightweight-agent architecture leverages cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints on or off the network. Powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, CrowdStrike Falcon correlates over 3 trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security.

With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.

There’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

Qualifying organizations can gain full access to Falcon Prevent™ by starting a free trial.

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