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Leading Software Providers Go “All-In” with AWS

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN) , announced that leading enterprise Technology Partners Acquia, Emdeon, IMS Health, Informatica, Pegasystems, and Splunk have declared themselves “all-in” with AWS as the underlying infrastructure platform that powers their cloud solutions. They join other leading ISVs such as Infor who have previously gone all-in with AWS. From healthcare analytics to core business applications and machine data analysis, these software companies offer cloud-based solutions used by businesses of all industries around the globe. Taking advantage of AWS’s rich platform, operational excellence, and rapid pace of innovation, these Technology Partners are able to focus all of their energy on creating solutions that delight their customers while offloading the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing infrastructure to AWS.

Today, more than ever before, organizations are looking for IT solutions that allow them to move quickly, reduce costs, and better serve their customers. Whether it is gaining insight from customer data, exchanging information to deliver great patient care, or improving customer service, leading software companies are using AWS infrastructure to offer cloud services that are helping their customers solve problems in powerful new ways. By building their solutions on the AWS Cloud, these companies can deploy highly available architectures that provide customers with uptime rarely found in traditional on premises deployments. With AWS’s secure, robust infrastructure platform, and expanding global footprint, these companies are able to build highly differentiated, value-added solutions for customers.

“Leading ISVs want to build on the platform that has the most functionality, innovates the fastest, and is used by customers in every industry with every use case, around the globe,” said Adam Selipsky, Vice President, AWS. “We are seeing a wave of exciting innovation delivered by our ISV partners, and we will continue to expand the breadth of AWS services, and the depth of features within them, so they can continue to deliver solutions and value to their customers that weren’t possible without the cloud.”

Acquia provides solutions for building, delivering, and personalizing amazing digital experiences. “Acquia’s Platform for digital experience delivery was developed on AWS because AWS’s technology grants us tremendous competitive advantage as we deliver the premier open cloud platform for unifying content, community commerce, and context,” said Acquia’s CEO Tom Erickson. “Acquia is accelerating its product development by leveraging new AWS services and unmatched capabilities, helping organizations compete at the top of their game with integrated digital experiences.”

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers, pharmacies, and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon is migrating a number of their high performance, transactional and data analytics healthcare IT solutions that operate on a national scale to AWS. “The Healthcare industry is in the middle of transforming from a fee-for-service-oriented system to a more outcomes-oriented and patient-centered system,” said Neil de Crescenzo, President and CEO, Emdeon. “Moving our systems to AWS and developing new innovative software and transaction systems on AWS will accelerate Emdeon’s ability to innovate and provide our payer, provider, and pharmacy customers more value than ever before. The combination of Emdeon’s leading intelligent financial, administrative, and clinical health information network, with AWS’s capabilities allows us to more quickly and more cost-effectively transform healthcare data into actionable insights that improve patient care, administrative processes, and payments.”

IMS Health is the leading information, services and technology provider, dedicated to making healthcare perform better. IMS Health’s Nexxus Commercial Application Suite and IMS One Cloud will now run on AWS. “AWS provides the unmatched scalability and footprint that helps IMS Health deliver advanced healthcare solutions to our global life science customers,” said Sati Sian, Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Operations, IMS Health. “The Healthcare and Life Science industries are extremely data-intensive; we process the same volume of transactions as the NYSE. By hosting our Nexxus Commercial Application Suite and IMS One on AWS, we help customers drive growth across their businesses through more informed decisions and improved insights all while reducing operational costs. Together, we are dedicated to creating customer agility through the applications of intelligence and improving healthcare performance around the globe.”

Informatica provides data integration software and cloud services that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy by empowering them with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. “Increasingly, enterprises are adopting AWS as their global IT infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage,” said Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “The relationship between Informatica and AWS is helping customers innovate and benefit from the cloud. Leveraging the AWS platform, Informatica Cloud provides pre-built data connectivity to multiple AWS Data Services including Amazon Redshift, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), providing customers with a more seamless data integration and data management experience. This will support use cases around test and development, data and application migration, hybrid data warehousing, high availability and disaster recovery, Internet of Things and large scale analytics.”

Pegasystems delivers strategic applications for sales, marketing, service, and operations on a unified platform, enabling businesses to streamline business operations, connect to their customers in real time, and readily adapt to a changing world. Pegasystems’ entire suite of Pega cloud offerings runs on AWS. “Pegasystems has been leveraging AWS since 2009, and it’s been a great platform for enabling our clients to build and deploy robust, enterprise-class Pega applications,” said John Igoe, Pega’s Vice President of Cloud Operations, Security and Technology. “Today, our entire suite of Pega Cloud offerings is built on AWS, including our flagship Pega7 platform and new customer service application. We are running critical production applications securely in Pega Cloud on AWS for many of the world’s largest enterprise and public sector organizations.”

By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records-and more-Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights. Splunk Cloud runs on AWS. Splunk Enterprise software can be seamlessly deployed on AWS. Hunk: Splunk Analytics for data in S3, Hadoop, and NoSQL Data Stores, is available on an hourly basis from the Amazon EMR console. “AWS provides everything we need to build innovative and enterprise-ready cloud services. We are excited about how Splunk is working with AWS to drive customer success in the cloud. When I speak to our customers today-companies such as Adobe, The Coca-Cola Company, and Intuit-one thing becomes clear: Cloud is transforming the way global enterprises compete, deploy applications and services, and bring solutions to market,” said Godfrey Sullivan, CEO of Splunk.

About Amazon Web Services

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. Hundreds of thousands of customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

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