|[April 18, 2012]
Amazon Web Services Summit: Earth Networks, Owner of WeatherBug, to Present Cloud Computing Case Study on Delivering Mobile Lightning Alerts in Real-time
GERMANTOWN, Md. --(Business Wire)--
NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug®
mobile apps and the operator of the largest weather, lightning and
climate observation networks, announces it will be presenting at the
Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) Summit at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of
New York on April 19. AWS Summits are an international series of one-day
events designed to bring AWS customers and those interested in cloud
computing together to meet, share ideas and learn about the latest
technology trends and some of the most interesting AWS Cloud use cases.
During a breakout session, Development Director Eric Weller and
Lead Software Engineer Edward Dingels will present how Earth
Networks successfully leveraged the cloud-based Amazon Web Services
DynamoDB NoSQL managed database service to quickly and efficiently
develop a new lightning-based alerting system for use with the
WeatherBug (News - Alert) family of smartphone apps. This project, which will scale to
2 billion connections per day, harnesses data from more than 500
lightning sensors around the world within the proprietary,
patent-pending Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) and runs
geospatial queries based on each user's location. When lightning is
detected, information is processed within Amazon's state-of-the-art
cloud-based environment and rapidly travels from the sensor to the app -
enabling the prompt delivery of potentially lifesaving alerts.
WHAT: Building Scalable Database Applications on AWS - Earth
Networks Case Study.
WHERE: The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, 655
West 34th Street, New York, NY.
TIME: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm on April 19, 2012.
FOR MEDIA: Media may schedule one-on-one interviews. To schedule
an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt 301-250-4046, email@example.com
or Jennifr Gilmore at 301-250-4239, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the registration page: http://aws.amazon.com/aws-summit-2012/nyc/
About the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network
To help stay safe from lightning and other forms of severe weather
throughout the year, early warnings and alerts from advanced weather
networks are critical. The Earth
Networks Total Lightning Network is the largest global sensor
network for the detection of both in-cloud (IC) pulses and
cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning. The network includes more than 500
sensors worldwide and, importantly, detects both cloud-to-ground and
in-cloud lightning. The presence of in-cloud lightning often indicates
the potential of severe weather phenomena, including heavy rain, large
hail, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, tornadoes and
downburst winds. When lightning rates exceed a "severe" threshold and
there is an increased threat for severe weather, Dangerous Thunderstorm
Alerts (DTAs) are issued via the Earth Networks - WeatherBug website,
application, and mobile
As a provider of comprehensive atmospheric data for nearly 20 years,
Earth Networks is Taking the Pulse (News - Alert) of the Planet with the world's
largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas
monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data
within the planetary boundary layer. The company's popular WeatherBug
application and mobile
apps for major smartphone platforms provide real-time neighborhood-level
weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers.
Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and
markets, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports
and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to
safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve
business operations. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com)
is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations
in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local
presence in 50 countries worldwide.
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