Amazon preps Internet of Things tools for consumer, industrial data growth

LAS VEGAS—Amazon Web Services is tapping into a number of trends that have taken hold in business technology in the last year, from machine learning to open source containers to the Internet of Things. AWS re:Invent 2015 Speaking during the second day of the tech giant’s annual cloud expo Re:Invent on Thursday, Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels highlighted opportunities presented especially by the “Industrial Internet of Things,” citing data fueling from General Electric turbines and Shell oil well sensors into AWS. “There are so many cool things happening in this world of IoT,” Vogels exclaimed, trotting out examples such as Internet-connected toothbrushes, sensors on cars that can deliver information to insurance companies or connected ice hockey helmets for monitoring impacts on a player’s head. “Cloud has removed all the constraints…


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