For Australia and New Zealand, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its AWS Marketplace and AWS Data Exchange.
As of Friday, AWS Marketplace and AWS Data Exchange will enable independent software vendors (ISVs), service providers, and consulting partners to transact that are located in the area.
AWS said, “With greater access to the breadth of software and data products from providers in ANZ, global customers can easily build their operations in the cloud and reach data-driven decisions quicker than before.”
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The cloud giant boasts 260,000 active monthly users across their AWS marketplace and AWS data exchange.
What is AWS Marketplace and AWS Data Exchange?
The AWS Marketplace offers a sales channel for ISVs and consulting partners to sell their solution to AWS customers.
The AWS Data Exchange is a service, i.e., designed to help customers to find, subscribe, and use third-party data in the cloud that was launch in November last year.
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As per AWS spokesperson, they are targeting customers, including enterprises, scientific researchers, and academic institutions. The Data Exchange was designed to remove barriers faced by customers when they subscribe to third-party data, such as coding several disparate APIs, so they no longer have to wait weeks to receive shipped physical media or manage diverse billing relationships and licensing agreements.
Global customers can now directly buy from Australia, and New Zealand-based software and data providers and software can also be procured via local or regional consulting partners with Consulting Partner Private Offers in AWS Marketplace.
Hence software from ANZ based ISVs like Cloudwave, Farrago AI, Raygun, Aportio, Operata, Dubber, and Javln is available in the AWS marketplace. AWS said the data products offered by qualified providers in the region can now be listed in AWS Data Exchange.
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AWS also said more products and providers will be updated regularly.
Cloud computing giant has scheduled to host its AWS summit and Amazon Innovation day at Sydney this week, but the company chose to postpone the event because of the outbreak of COVID-19.
AWS Innovation Day and AWS Summit Sydney
While talking about the event, AWS said, “Our top priority is the wellbeing of our customers, partners, and employees.”
They added, “After a careful review of the current situation with COVID-19 and listening to the guidance provided by the local authorities, Amazon Web Services regrets to announce that we have made the decision to cancel the AWS Summit Sydney and Amazon Innovation Day 2020, which was scheduled for 31 March – 2 April 2020 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.”