AWS Amplify and Amplify Video is a fast and simple way to create a video streaming site., It’s often necessary, however, for administrators to have an effective means to manage their media content. In this tutorial, readers will learn how to create a simple media asset management panel and link it to an Amplify-based back end.
A common question the TrackIt team often hears is: “Amazon IVS or AWS Elemental MediaLive – which live streaming solution should we implement?” The answer isn’t always a straightforward one. There are multiple factors (latency, customization, ease of management, cost, etc.) that companies need to consider before choosing a live streaming solution. The following article discusses what to consider when making the right choice for an organization.
Amazon Nimble Studio enables companies to quickly set up and run their own content creation studios entirely in the cloud. Creative studios leveraging Nimble Studio can quickly, and easily onboard artists located across the world to produce high-quality interactive content, visual effects, and 2D/3D animations.
Migrating from on-premise infrastructure to AWS can be challenging. Many web services often need to be migrated, and companies usually want to avoid downtime on their services. This article will show readers how to use API Gateway as a secure “front door” for their on-premise services with certificate-based mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) authentication.
In this article you’ll learn how to set up a V-Ray license server to be used with Nimble Studio workstations or Deadline workers. For this tutorial you will need access to a Chaos account with valid V-Ray licenses in it; you should provide as many licenses as you plan to use. For example, if you plan to have 10 users in your Nimble Studio, you should have at least 10 licenses available inside your Chaos account.
While developing the basic version of the AI Video Reviewer for a client, the TrackIt team was tasked with creating a solution that would allow the client to directly edit video assets on Adobe Premiere once they’ve been processed by the AI Video Reviewer.
In this article, we have outlined what Elasticsearch is and how it relates to the Elastic Stack, and how it enables performance — notably its distributed architecture that dispatches resources throughout all nodes in the Elasticsearch cluster, as well as using Apache Lucene which uses the inverted index technique. Finally, we described a TrackIt project where the client experienced dramatic performance improvements by TrackIt’s implementation of AWS Media2Cloud with the Elastic Stack.
Trackflix aims to fill this gap by providing content creators across industries with an affordable, prebuilt, and customizable solution that they can leverage to quickly launch their own custom video libraries within a matter of hours.
The AI Video Reviewer is an Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning (AI/ML) powered smart review tool that helps companies streamline and automate their content curation processes. It is a web-based solution that can be used by non-editorial staff to search for and mark specific vocabulary and imagery in video assets. The AI Video Reviewer is an ideal solution for companies that handle large volumes of video content that require scrupulous editing to adhere to distribution requirements.
Financial data reporting is required to enable informed decision-making. In this article, we will look at the importance of an Operational Data Store(ODS) to an e-commerce business – how it’s built, the challenges we’ve encountered in existing implementations, and how we would configure it to address shortcomings.
The emergence of solutions like Amazon Nimble Studio is now enabling content creation studios to function at full throttle entirely on the cloud. In this article, we at TrackIt have decided to explore the various benefits of Nimble Studio that our clients are experiencing and also shed some light on the most common challenges readers may encounter when implementing this solution.
At TrackIt we’ve recently helped Fuse Media, a media and entertainment client, implement an AI/ML pipeline that helped the company significantly streamline and accelerate its post-production editing process.
Amazon Nimble Studio is a service for creative studios to produce video, visual effects, animations, and interactive content. The cloud-based studio provides on-demand access to virtual workstations, elastic file storage, render farm capacity, and tools to manage security, permissions, and collaborations.
After our first article detailed the architecture for an Order Management System, this second article in the E-Commerce Technical series focuses on the implementation process and details the different steps involved in setting up an OMS.
This paper aims to give readers a better understanding of the AWS Lambda lifecycle and expands upon the internal behavior of Lambda. It is extremely useful for developers to understand the inner workings of a service like AWS Lambda that is often considered the centerpiece of business logic for solutions deployed on the cloud. This article elaborates on the internal behavior of AWS Lambda and provides readers with the insights they need to design better performing and cost-effective Serverless applications.
We at TrackIt recently published an article on the AWS Partner Network (APN) blog titled ‘How Better Tagging Can Help Organizations Optimize Expenses and Improve ROI. In it we shared our philosophies on tagging resources on AWS and also presented Tagbot, a tool we’ve developed to help organizations better manage their tags on AWS.
This blog article aims to show readers how the TrackIt team uses Tagbot internally to better manage its deployed AWS resources.
At TrackIt, we’ve noted that most organizations often don’t realize how easy it is to build their own Zoom-like interface equipped with the exact features they need. Through this article on Amazon Chime SDK, it is our aim to demonstrate how organizations can implement a custom Zoom-like video conferencing solution (quite affordably) instead of relying on third-party providers that offer little or no flexibility.
This article aims to tackle these 7 key considerations from a technical perspective in order to provide readers with a concrete understanding of the different strategic and architectural choices they can make when building order management systems.
The article aims to provide companies and developers aspiring to implement e-commerce pipelines with a comprehensive understanding of the different factors that go into implementing a successful order management system. Architecting and implementing an OMS is often an intricate and lengthy process that involves making multiple precise and considered choices.
The main goal for the testing pipeline was to create an easy-to-maintain solution that would enable Amplify users to quickly build and test their own plugins without having to deploy resources manually and execute laborious tests.
One limitation recognized in the Amazon Chime SDK is that, despite being powered by the same communications infrastructure as Amazon Chime, applications using Chime SDK do not have the same ‘Blur My Video Background’ feature that is available in Chime.
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that “combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.” Aurora is a fully-managed database solution that has become very popular among companies that prioritize speed and scalability.
Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 is AWS’ on-demand auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora. Aurora Serverless enables users to avail themselves of the benefits of Aurora without having to worry about server maintenance. Users only pay for what they use and can easily scale capacity up or down based on their application’s needs without managing any database capacity.
This tutorial demonstrates how to deploy The Amazon Chime SDK, a set of real-time communications components that can be used to quickly add audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities to web or mobile applications. Amazon Chime SDK allows companies to leverage the same communication infrastructure and services that power Amazon Chime, an online meeting service from AWS, and deliver engaging experiences in their applications.
One of TrackIt’s clients had implemented a big data pipeline running on AWS that needed to be optimized. The client was leveraging the big data pipeline to enable its data scientists to gain additional insights by exploiting data that originated from CSV files.
This article details the TrackIt team’s approach to optimizing the architecture of the data pipeline.
When it comes to automating deployments on the Cloud, both AWS CloudFormation and Terraform are excellent tools that each come with their own set of advantages.
CloudFormation, being AWS’s proprietary tool, is a natural go-to for AWS users looking to rapidly deploy and automate their infrastructure on the Cloud. AWS’s preconfigured CloudFormation stacks provide users with the ability to quickly and easily deploy their AWS infrastructure with the click of a button.
For more information regarding a CloudFormation to Terraform translation, read the Whitepaper
Over the course of many client engagements, we at TrackIt noticed that AWS Cognito login and authentication flows were being used on a recurring basis. To streamline future solutions development, we decided to build a boilerplate/integration framework that would allow clients to kickstart their deployments by quickly interfacing their applications with Cognito.
Elasticsearch is an open-source, distributed search and analytics engine that is commonly used for log analytics, full-text search, and operational intelligence. Kibana is a free open-source data visualization tool that provides a tight integration with Elasticsearch and is its default choice for visualization.
TrackIt deployed the Magenta on-line selling platform in Amazon Web Services using a variety of AWS infrastructure while encountering challenges along the way. This application note details the process.
A Simple Video On Demand Solution Designed For Rapid Deployment
At TrackIt, we have experienced a growing number of content creators looking for an easy to use and simple VOD solution they can implement to start sharing their content with users. As of September 2019, there was no offering currently available in the AWS marketplace that serves as a full-package plug-and-play VOD solution. Recognizing the need, TrackIt has developed and shared a clean and simple VOD workflow that can be quickly deployed on AWS with minimal technical expertise.
Deploying an Ephemeral Parallel File System for High Performance Computing
Building public cloud High Performance Computing (HPC) environments that require fast parallel file system access hasn’t always been easy. While it’s a relatively simple task to spin up hundreds or even thousands of instances in AWS, if they all have to share the same data – as is generally the case in HPC – standard file serving solutions such as AWS Elastic File System (EFS) don’t typically scale to meet the requirement of keeping the compute running at peak utilization.
Unexpected expenses on AWS, if gone unnoticed, could quite possibly lead to catastrophic scenarios.
Our AWS Anomaly Detection feature allows you to be aware and in control of your expenses without having to check your account on a regular basis. To learn more about how this feature works, read our whitepaper on Anomaly Detection.
Question: Is There a Way for Users to Accurately Measure the Effectiveness of Their Cloud Optimization Efforts?
The challenge of cloud cost optimization on AWS is definitely not one that is uncomplicated or easily addressed. The complex diversity of optimization strategies, especially on a platform like AWS often leads to users wondering if there’s a way for them to accurately measure and track the effectiveness of their optimization efforts.
CloudScore serves as a simple solution to the often complex issue of cost and resource optimization on AWS