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In today’s Cloud Wars Minute, I talk about the new partnership between AWS and Siemens, which combines powerful artificial intelligence (AI) models with a low-code platform, offering immense benefits to professionals from various fields.
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00:16 — I take my hat off to AWS and Siemens for forging a partnership that is going to give AWS a chance to close the competitive gap that exists between it and the other three hyperscalers (Microsoft, Google Cloud, and Oracle). Amazon’s Bedrock AI models are now being used in conjunction with a low-code platform from Siemens called Mendix.
01:29 — The CEO of Siemens, Roland Busch, said that this is going to offer immense benefits for people in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and others. The combination of the low-code platform from Siemens with Bedrock AI models from Amazon, he said, will enable people to easily create and enhance applications powered by GenAI.
01:56 — This is a fascinating example of how we’re seeing a rapid move around GenAI, these models, and low code moving into industry-specific applications. People don’t have lots and lots of time to customize their way through a one-size-fits-all approach and then to try to tailor that for their specific needs.
02:37 — For Siemens, this partnership provides a stronger position in their transformation from being a purely physical world industrial company to one that is now heavily vested in, and quite capable in, the worlds of software data.
03:35 — This is one approach, and there will have to be others that AWS takes to become more competitive in the software world. There’s no question AWS remains, at least for now, the king of cloud infrastructure. But customers really want and need the full benefits that come with the more non-infrastructure side of things.