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Amazon Web Services Announces Four More ISV Leaders Are “All-In” with AWS

Looker, Qlik, Sumo Logic, and Works Applications are the latest enterprise software providers powered by the AWS Cloud

AWS also opens SaaS Partner Program to expand resources available to ISVs, including best practices and training based on learnings from hundreds of successful SaaS deployments

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2015-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced Looker, Qlik, Sumo Logic, and Works Applications have declared themselves “all-in” with AWS as the core infrastructure platform that powers their SaaS solutions. By building their solutions on the AWS Cloud, these AWS partners join other leading ISVs such as Acquia, Emdeon, IMS Health, Informatica, Infor, MicroStrategy, Onshape, Pegasystems, Software AG, Splunk, and TIBCO who are leveraging the world’s leading cloud platform to innovate quickly and meet the demands of enterprise customers around the world.

“The cloud has become the default platform for businesses of all sizes, and there has never been a better time for innovative software providers like Looker, Qlik, Sumo Logic, and Works Applications to bring their differentiated and innovative solutions to the global market,” said Terry Wise, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “The world’s most successful ISVs rely on AWS for secure, robust global infrastructure, the broadest set of cloud services, and the ability to tap into a large and growing ecosystem of developers and customers. Based on their feedback, we developed the AWS SaaS Partner Program to provide architecture best practices, cost optimization, deep technical training, product development credits, and go-to-market support to make it even easier for the next generation of enterprise software innovators to build and grow their businesses on AWS.”

Looker is creating data-driven cultures at more than 350 industry-leading companies such as Yahoo!, Gilt, Warby Parker, and Sony. With Looker’s analytics platform running on AWS, data teams can easily create a centralized analytics platform which then simplifies the process for business teams to ask and find answers to their own questions. “Our customers tell us that Looker, paired with a centralized data warehouse on AWS, can immediately give businesses insights that they previously thought were impossible,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “Looker is ‘all-in’ with AWS because Amazon Redshift allows our customers to quickly deploy and scale a fully integrated cloud solution from data warehouse to data analytics."

Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, recently announced its cloud offerings, including Qlik Sense Cloud, Qlik Sense Charts, and Qlik DataMarket. Qlik deployed its entire Qlik Cloud infrastructure on AWS to enable it to move quickly, reduce costs, and better serve customers’ security, privacy, and elasticity needs. “Our cloud strategy encompasses more than just an infrastructure or SaaS play,” said Drew Clarke, Vice President of Products, Qlik Cloud. “We see the cloud as an exciting new opportunity to deliver new visual analytics capabilities and innovation to our customers. Going ‘all-in’ with AWS is a win-win decision. We have heavily invested in integrating our visual analytics platform with numerous AWS services including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), allowing us to provide our customers with easy access to truly transformative enterprise software in a more cost-effective manner.”

Sumo Logic is an industry leading, purpose-built data analytics service designed to help enterprise customers gain instant insights and full stack visibility into the growing pool of machine data within their IT environments. “From its creation, Sumo Logic has been ‘all-in’ with AWS because the task of ingesting and processing terabytes of data can only be accomplished in a massively scalable environment,” said Ramin Sayar, CEO at Sumo Logic. “As monolithic application architectures give way to microservices and containers, enterprises of all sizes rely on Sumo Logic to build, run, and secure their applications and underlying infrastructure, dynamically scaling with them as they grow. The combination of the AWS infrastructure along with an ecosystem of partners and programs -- like the AWS SaaS Partner Program -- provides next-generation software providers the resources they need to continuously innovate.”

Works Applications is the largest ERP provider in Japan and holds nearly 35 percent market share in that market, serving customers across all verticals, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, energy, and transportation. Works Applications’ ERP system, HUE, runs entirely on AWS. “Works Applications has been working closely with AWS since 2008 as a core part of our innovation strategy,” said Masayuki Makino, Founder & CEO of Works Applications. “Our partnership with AWS has enabled us to build one of the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use ERP systems. AWS provides us with a competitive advantage as we service customers and expand our market reach.”

To help more ISVs quickly build and grow successful businesses, the AWS SaaS Partner Program provides architecture best practices, cost optimization, deep technical training, product development credits, and go-to-market support to help ISVs design and deliver high-quality, innovative SaaS offerings. New resources now available to all qualified AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partners through the SaaS Partner Program include regular office hours with AWS experts, exclusive Webcasts, and SaaS Pilot application credits. For more information on the AWS SaaS Partner Program, visit http://http://aws.amazon.com/partners/saas/.

About Amazon Web Services

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services offers a robust, fully featured technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U. S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

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