Blue Prism Intelligent Automation Tool Lands on AWS
- By John K. Waters
Now listed on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace is the flagship solution from Johannesburg, South Africa-based Blue Prism, which provides intelligent automation software.
In an announcement Wednesday, Blue Prism indicated its listing spans Blue Prism on an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instance with a set number of digital workers, plus connectors for Amazon Textract, Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Comprehend.
The move builds on Blue Prism's existing relationship with AWS and underscores its cloud-first intelligent automation strategy, the company said.
"This AWS Marketplace offering makes it easy for customers to add digital workers with embedded AWS machine learning skills to their intelligent automation arsenal, quickly deploy on AWS, and leverage consolidated billing through their AWS enterprise agreements," said Linda Dotts, chief partner strategy officer at Blue Prism, in a statement.
With its AWS Marketplace offering, Blue Prism aims to provide an easy way for its customers to purchase digital worker licenses and start automating faster. The listing includes a Blue Prism Enterprise license for one, three or five digital workers for a year, plus the ability to add more as needed.
Digital workers come equipped with a number of embedded AWS machine learning capabilities, including:
- Amazon Comprehend: A natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text.
- Amazon Rekognition: A service that makes it easy to add image and video analysis to users' applications using proven, highly scalable, deep learning technology that requires no machine learning expertise to use.
- Amazon Textract: A fully managed machine learning service that automatically extracts printed text, handwriting and other data from scanned documents that goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR) to identify, understand and extract data from forms and tables.
Also included is access to resources, tutorials and training materials that demonstrate work queues and possible automations. Users just need an AWS account to get started.
More information is available on the Blue Prism Web site.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at email@example.com.