FICO and Hulu select AWS cloud for better consumer experience

aws-wind-farmAmazon Web Services announced that media company Hulu and financial institution FICO have selected AWS as their cloud provider.

Hulu leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service.

Hulu tapped AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017.

AWS’s cloud offering allows Hulu to focus on innovating OTT delivery for its personalized viewer experience instead of managing infrastructure.

“Putting our stream ingest, repackaging, DVR storage, and origin serving on AWS freed us from having to build out data centers and led to a faster time to market with higher availability,” said Rafael Soltanovich, vice president, Software development at Hulu.

Mike Clayville, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS, said: “AWS’s scalability and reliability allow Hulu to continue to innovate and break new ground – like delivering live TV alongside their extensive on-demand programming – without having to spend millions of dollars and thousands of person hours building and managing data centers.”

Amazon Video, AOL, BBC, Channel 4, C-SPAN, Daily Voice, Discovery Communications, Flipboard, GoPro, Guardian News & Media, Hearst Corporation, LIONSGATE, NDTV, Netflix, News International, News UK, Newsweek, PBS, Simfy Africa, Sony DADC, SoundCloud, Spotify, Time Inc., and United Daily News are some of the media clients of AWS.

FICO has selected also AWS as its cloud provider and migrated several core applications, including and its analytics platform, the Decision Management Suite (DMS), to AWS, and will migrate additional applications over the next three years.

“When we started to plan for our digital transformation, time to value, velocity, scalability, cost control and security were our top priorities. AWS’s experience with other companies in highly regulated industries, combined with its industry leading technology, made AWS the obvious choice for FICO,” said Jeet Kaul, VP Engineering at FICO.

Capital One, NASDAQ, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Thomson Reuters, Pacific Life Insurance, DBS Bank, and FINRA are the other financial institutions running on AWS.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched AWS Glue, a managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and databases running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for query and analysis.

Customers can create and run an ETL job with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Customers simply point AWS Glue at their data stored on AWS, and AWS Glue discovers the associated metadata (e.g. table definitions) and classifies it, generates ETL scripts for data transformation, and loads the transformed data into a destination data store, provisioning the infrastructure needed to complete the job.

AWS also announced Amazon Macie, a new security service that uses machine learning to help customers prevent data loss by automatically discovering, classifying, and protecting sensitive data in AWS.

Amazon Macie recognizes data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides customers with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved.

Customers can enable Amazon Macie from the AWS Management Console, and pay only for the GBs of Amazon S3 content classified and the AWS CloudTrail events analyzed, with no upfront costs or software purchases required.

McAfee announced a free trial to test drive McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (McAfee vNSP) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a hands-on experience running advanced security in the public cloud.

McAfee vNSP protects at the workload level, eliminating the single point of failure created by other solutions for a whole network segment.

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