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COVID-19: AWS shares cloud data lake services with researchers

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With a large number of countries still continue to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Web Services, has decided to share some of its data lake capabilities to help researchers. The data lake provides a source of data sets that contains details about the virus.

It contains information related to hospital bed availability, and research articles, tracking data among others. AWS has also connected Amazon Athena for queries and Amazon Quick Sight for visualization.

“What is most interesting to me is how users will leverage AWS’ massive compute instances to work on the data,” Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, was quoted as saying by searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com. “I believe AWS has the widest variety of compute and I believe we will see some interesting results coming from the different ways the data is processed.”

As per him, the AWS more security certifications compared to other vendors. It can also store and release several different data types, from columnar data and structured to unstructured data like photos, videos, audio and text.