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AWS Immersion Days

Hands-on AWS workshop with a Certified Amazon Network Partner

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Get guided, hands-on experience with AWS tools that boost security and compliance for your data and applications.

6 hours • On-Site/In-Person or Virtual • 8+ Attendees

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Overview of the AWS Workshop Day


6 hours • On-Site/In-Person or Virtual • 8+ Attendees

As an Amazon Network Partner, WCI Data Solutions conducts AWS Immersion Day programs. These workshops provide a full day of hands-on training delivered virtually or in-person to organizations looking for a crash course on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Our workshops provide an in-depth AWS overview and live training to help your team build highly scalable web applications. You’ll get an understanding of the AWS essentials you need.

Your AWS Immersion Day can focus on:

  • General AWS Tools & Technologies
  • Serverless Data Lake with AWS
  • Serverless Computing on AWS
  • Amazon Redshift Cloud Data Warehousing
  • Microsoft Workloads on AWS
  • Data Engineering on AWS
  • Migrating databases to AWS

What is an AWS Immersion Day?

AWS Immersion Day sessions walk you through some of the primary solution areas of the AWS cloud platform and train you and your team to utilize them properly. These AWS workshops offer a prescriptive approach to Amazon Web Services, designed to accelerate your organization’s potential with the platform and optimize your cloud computing experience.

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The Benefits of AWS Immersion Days

By the end of the Immersion Day training, your team will examine multiple use cases and walk away with valuable insights on how to leverage AWS in your business. This workshop will optimize your cloud computing expertise and develop the building blocks of AWS’s architecture. 

Through this premier package, you will learn how to leverage AWS services to enable cloud transformation within your organization and get first-hand experience with core AWS services like EC2, S3, and VPC. Walk away with a better understanding of AWS architecture best practices for building highly scalable web applications.

Who Is Immersion Day For? 

If you’re new to using AWS and are looking for a hands-on introduction, Immersion Day is excellent for you to join. This workshop will teach you the basics of the AWS platform, give you a better understanding of how to utilize its features, and train your team on architecture best practices. Many of our attendees include executive sponsors, cloud architects, IT stakeholders, application development teams, and additional business stakeholders. If you’re unsure if AWS Immersion Days are right for you, feel free to reach out to our team.

Why WCI? More Than Just Hands-On AWS Training

Beyond hands-on training, our team of experts can answer the questions you want to know and share with you our first-hand experience in the field. Think of us as more than just a teacher: we’re your partner. We understand that security cannot be taken lightly, and every organization has different hurdles to conquer. Bring your questions, notes, and (most importantly), your concerns to our team for real answers and insight.

What’s Included: Workshops, Training, and Tools For Effective AWS Security

This immersion day training helps demonstrate AWS’ security capabilities and features in an interactive and hands-on format. At the end of this full-day workshop, your team will understand the strategies, tools, and skills to build secure cloud environments through AWS.

AWS Immersion Day Workshops include:

  • An introduction to AWS and overview on how to navigate its offerings
  • Database training
  • Hands-on practice with core AWS services
  • Review of AWS architecture best practices
  • Containers
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning

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6 hour • In-Person/On-Site or Virtual • 8+ Attendees

Schedule your guided, hands-on AWS Immersion experience today and find in how WCI and Amazon Web Services will help better your business.

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AWS Cloud Migration FAQs

  • Can WCI help me migrate from on-premise databases/servers to the AWS cloud?

    Yes, we can. There are many reasons to move to cloud-based databases and we are able to walk you through why this may make sense for your organization.

  • Can WCI help me migrate to AWS from Azure or another cloud?

    Absolutely! We have extensive knowledge and experience in both areas.

  • Does WCI do the actual data migration and setup of AWS for me?

    Yes, we’re experts in both strategizing and actually moving the data to AWS.

  • Does WCI help me with strategy and planning for moving to AWS?

    Yes, we do! We know that planning out a custom strategy and plan is key to success.

  • Why choose WCI for migrating to AWS?

    This is the core of our work and all we do, making us experts on the process.

  • How easy is it to move to AWS?

    WCI offers several tools that can help you expedite your migration to the cloud, including the ability to import existing virtual machines, leverage existing software licenses, and move your data quickly and securely.

  • Is there any downtime when moving to AWS?

    No, the majority of the time we are able to bring up AWS solutions in parallel to current processes and platforms.

  • How long does it take to migrate to AWS?

    While this depends on several factors, we typically see projects taking much less time than they ever did with on-premise solutions.

  • Why migrate to the AWS Cloud?

    Migrating your applications to the cloud gives you access to on-demand IT resources designed to help you innovate faster, reduce costs, and operate more securely. AWS data migration allows you to purchase what you need on-demand and does not require minimum commitments or upfront costs.

AWS Data Lake Consultant Developers FAQs

  • Can you integrate other tools into an AWS data lake?

    Yes! You can easily use AWS as a data lake platform that integrates seamlessly with other tools you’re already capitalizing on.

  • What does the AWS data lake setup process look like?

    The AWS data lake setup is a three-step process:

      1. Migrate Historical Data
        • We help with migrating your historical data into your new AWS data lake. If data exists in your databases, our team will help extract all of your data into flat files and bulk upload everything into the new data lake.
      2. Set Up Connections
        • Our experienced data lake engineers will create an automated process for data created after the data lake setup. Using AWS cloud-native services lets you continue pulling in up-to-date versions of all of your data.
      3. Dive into Your Data Lake
        • Your team dynamically collects data from a diverse set of sources. From there, you can format and review the data in whatever reports you need.
  • Does WCI do the planning, migration, and integration of AWS data lakes?

    Yes, we do.

  • Does WCI provide custom AWS data lake solutions or is it a product?

    We use services in AWS to provide the solution. We help design out which services make the most sense to use in your situation.

  • How does WCI help with AWS data lakes?

    Our team of AWS data lake experts work alongside you as a partner to help better allocate your time, streamline your resources, and save you money in the long run.

    We work with your team to:

    • Set up the cloud data lake
    • Integrate all of your platforms
    • Seamlessly incorporate all of your data into one easy-to-manage place”

AWS Data Warehousing FAQs

  • Does WCI only do AWS data warehouse consulting or do you also have developers?

    We offer consulting and also have developers.

  • Why should I choose AWS for my data warehousing needs?

    There are many reasons to choose AWS:

    Trusted & Secure:

        • All AWS policies, controls and processes are:
          • Designed with a security-in-layers approach
          • Able to comply with over 20 regulations
          • Regularly audited
        • Available Immediately
          • No hardware deployment/ procurement
          • Transfer your data with no problem
          • Both training and tutorials are available
        • Broad & Deep Capabilities
          • More than 50 services to choose from
          • Compatibility with six relational DB engines and NoSQL
          • Support all workloads, regardless of scale
  • What AWS service is best used for data warehousing?

    This depends on each situation as there are several available tools. We will help you determine which is the right one for your organization. As your needs change, the tools can change.

  • What AWS data warehouse services does WCI provide?

    We offer consulting, development, and maintenance. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we help with creating/architecting, migrating to, and managing your AWS data warehouse.

AWS Immersion Days FAQs

  • Is this a private AWS workshop or will there be multiple companies there?

    Private. It will be your group only!

  • Are they in person or virtual?

    Pre-COVID they were in-person. We hope to offer that again soon.

  • How long are they?

    Most are a day long, with a specific topic set.

  • Are they free?

    They are!

  • What’s included?

    AWS Immersion Day Workshops include:

    • An introduction to AWS and overview on how to navigate its offerings
    • Database training
    • Hands-on practice with core AWS services
    • Review of AWS architecture best practices
    • Containers
    • Big Data
    • Machine Learning
  • How is WCI’s experience unique?

    Beyond hands-on training, our team of experts can answer the questions you want to know and share with you our first-hand experience in the field. Think of us as more than just a teacher: we’re your partner. We understand that security cannot be taken lightly, and every organization has different hurdles to conquer. Bring your questions, notes, and (most importantly), your concerns to our team for real answers and insight.

  • Who’s it for?

    If you’re new to using AWS and are looking for a hands-on introduction, Immersion Day is excellent for you to join. This workshop will teach you the basics of the AWS platform, give you a better understanding of how to utilize its features, and train your team on architecture best practices. Many of our attendees include executive sponsors, cloud architects, IT stakeholders, application development teams, and additional business stakeholders. If you’re unsure if AWS Immersion Days are right for you, feel free to reach out to our team.

  • What are the benefits?

    By the end of the Immersion Day training, your team will examine multiple use cases and walk away with valuable insights on how to leverage AWS in your business. This workshop will optimize your cloud computing expertise and develop the building blocks of AWS’s architecture.

    Through this premier package, you will learn how to leverage AWS services to enable cloud transformation within your organization and get first-hand experience with core AWS services like EC2, S3, and VPC. Walk away with a better understanding of AWS architecture best practices for building highly scalable web applications.

  • What are AWS Immersion Days?

    These are predeveloped training curriculums designed to get you hands-on experience at your office. These are a great way to get a group of people exposure to services and toolsets inside the AWS platform. The coolest part is it is free to you!

Azure Cloud Migration FAQs

  • Can WCI help me migrate from on-premise databases/servers to the Azure cloud?

    Yes, we can. There are multiple reasons it makes sense to move to cloud-based databases. We can walk you through why this may be the best fit for your organization.

  • Can WCI help me migrate to Azure from AWS or another cloud?

    Absolutely! We have extensive experience and knowledge in both platforms.

  • Does WCI do the actual data migration and setup of Azure for me?

    Yes, we do, our team are experts in both strategizing and actually moving the data to Azure.

  • Does WCI help me with strategy and planning for moving to Azure?

    Yes, we do! Having a custom strategy and plan is a major part of your success on Azure.

  • Why choose WCI for migrating to Azure?

    Because this is all we do, we are experts on the process.

  • How easy is it to move to Azure?

    We offer several tools that help you expedite your migration to the cloud, including the ability to import existing virtual machines, leverage existing software licenses, and move your data both quickly and securely.

  • Is there any downtime when moving to Azure?

    Not usually, most of the time we are able to bring up Azure solutions in parallel to current processes and platforms.

  • How long does it take to migrate to Azure?

    How long the migration will take depends on a few different factors, but generally, we see projects take much less than they ever did with on-premise solutions.

  • Why migrate to the Azure Cloud?

    Migrating your applications and data to the Microsoft Azure Cloud gives you access to on-demand IT resources designed to help you innovate faster, reduce costs, and operate more securely.

Azure Data Lake Consultant Developers FAQs

  • Can WCI help out if we’re already using Azure Data Factory?

    Yes, we can. If you’re currently working with Azure Data Factory, you may be looking for a smart and streamlined way to store and manage your data. An Azure data lake is a perfect solution for your business that allows you to pay for what you use, rent the run-time, and keep all of your programs working together.

  • What features are a part of Azure data lakes?

    Azure Data Lakes include everything you need to easily store data of any size, shape, and speed. Data lake also performs all of the processing and prepares analytics for your team across your multiple platforms, while removing the complexities of ingesting and storing all of your data.

    Azure Data Lakes work with existing tools and software within your organization to identify, manage, and secure your data in one place. Data lakes also integrate seamlessly with data stores and data warehouses. That lets you extend current data applications into the new program without reinventing the wheel.

    • Store and analyze endless files and data
    • Develop massive data architects with simplicity
    • Optimize and secure your big data programs with ease
    • Enterprise-level tracking and support
    • Cost-saving advantages and instant scalability
  • What’s the Azure data lake setup process look like?

    Setting up an Azure data lake involves three steps:

      1. Migrate Historical Data
        • We help transfer your historical data over to your new Azure data lake. Our team will extract all of your data into flat files and then bulk upload everything to the new data lake.
      2. Set Up Connections
        • Our experienced Azure data lake engineers next create an automated process for data created after the data lake is all setup. Azure cloud-native services will continually pull in up-to-date versions of all of your data to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
      3. Dive into Your Data Lake
        • Because your team can now dynamically collect data from a diverse set of sources, you have the ability to format and review the data in whatever reports you need.
  • Does WCI do the planning, migration, and integration of Azure data lakes?

    Yes, we do all steps of the process.

  • Does WCI provide custom Azure data lake solutions or is it a product?

    We use services in Azure to offer the solution. We help determine which services make the most sense to use in your unique situation.

  • How does WCI help with Azure data lakes?

    We offer the expertise, planning and skills to deploy an Azure data lake solution.

  • What is Azure Data Lake Storage?

    Azure Data Lake Storage is a set of capabilities dedicated to big data analytics, built into Azure Blob storage. It allows you to interface with your data using both file systems and object storage models. Azure Blob storage is comparable to AWS’ S3 and can help you leverage this solution by enabling your applications to store and retrieve content from various cloud storage locations and providers. Learn more.

Azure Data Warehousing FAQs

  • Does WCI only do Azure data warehouse consulting or do you also have developers?

    We do Azure data warehouse consulting and also have developers.

  • What solutions do Azure data warehouses support?

    Azure data warehouse solutions have support for distributed processing frameworks, machine learning and predictive analytics, real-time analytics, and petabyte-scale warehouses.

  • Why should I choose Azure for my data warehousing needs?

    Using Azure for your data warehousing offers many benefits:

    Trusted & Secure

        • Azure policies, processes, and controls are:
          • Continuously audited
          • Designed with a security-in-layers approach
          • Able to comply with more than 20 regulations
        • Available Right Away
          • Transfer your data easily
          • No hardware procurement/deployment
          • Training and tutorial resources are available
        • Broad & Deep Capabilities
          • Over 50 services to pick from
          • Support any workload, regardless of scale
          • Compatible with six relational DB engines and NoSQL
  • What Azure data warehouse services does WCI provide?

    We offer a variety of services, including planning, creating/architecting, migrating to, and managing your Azure data warehouse. Our experienced Azure consultants and developers are ready to help you.

Azure Data-Analytics Consulting Service FAQs

  • Can I integrate other apps that our company uses into Azure for data analysis?

    Yes! Including data from multiple sources offers greater value over time. Contact us for details.

  • What is the Azure Data Analytics Platform?

    The Azure Data Analytics Platform is a suite of tools used together to deliver meaningful data to your users.

  • Why should I move my data analysis workloads to Azure?

    Azure has a secure infrastructure, can process large volumes of data of any type, and is rapidly scalable. These result in you having a competitive advantage in your market. There are many other reasons to move to Azure’s data analytics platform, including:

    • Being more agile.
    • Being able to quickly provision and scale the resources you need on-demand.
    • Having the ability to efficiently and affordably load your data into a traditional DBMS or NoSQL database and transform it into an analytics-ready state.
    • Reduced TCO with pay-as-you-go pricing and a minimal upfront investment in hardware.

    The option to integrate with data visualization and BI platforms like Power BITableau, and Qlik, which can be used to create fast, easy, interactive, and shareable visual analytics.

Big Data on AWS FAQs

  • Does AWS provide big data analytics, in addition to storing the data?
  • Does WCI only do AWS big data consulting or do you also implement and manage it?

    We do it all! We are happy to discuss with you what makes the most sense for your situation and goals.

  • Why choose AWS for big data?

    There are many reasons AWS is the best choice for big data:

    Trusted and Secure Platform

        • All of AWS’ big data processes, policies and controls are:
          • Designed with a security-in-layers approach
          • Able to comply with more than 20 regulations
          • Regularly audited
        • Immediately Available
          • No hardware procurement/deployment
          • Access to training and tutorials
          • Easily transfer all of your data
        • Broad and Deep Capabilities
          • Over 50 services to pick from
          • Compatibility with six relational NoSQL and DB engines
          • Support for all workloads, regardless of scale

Big Data on Azure FAQs

  • Does Azure provide big data analytics, in addition to storing the data?

    It does! Some of the most popular tools are available through Azure.

     

  • Does WCI only do Azure big data consulting or do you also implement and manage it?

    We offer both! You can speak with us and we will help you determine what makes the most sense for your organization and goals.

  • Why choose Azure for big data?

    Some reasons to choose Azure for big data are:

    • It is a trusted and secure platform
      • Azure’s big data policies, controls and processes are:
      • Able to comply with over 20 regulations
      • Designed with a security-in-layers approach
      • Audited regularly
    • Immediately Available
      • Transfer over your data with ease
      • Access training and tutorials
      • No hardware deployment/ procurement
    • Broad and Deep Capabilities
      • Compatibility with six relational NoSQL and DB engines
      • More than 50 services to choose from
      • Support all workloads, regardless of scale

    Learn more here.

Data-Analytics Platform on AWS

  • Can I integrate other apps that our company uses into AWS for data analysis?

    Absolutely. Harmonizing data from numerous sources produces greater value over time.

  • What is the AWS Data Analytics Platform?

    A suite of tools used in concert to deliver meaningful data to your users.

  • Why should I move my data analysis workloads to AWS?

    AWS offers a secure infrastructure, rapid scalability, and the ability to process enormous volumes of data of any type, giving you an impressive competitive advantage in your market. Other benefits include:

      • Becoming more agile.
      • The ability to quickly scale and provision the resources you need on-demand.
      • Quickly, efficiently, and affordably loading your data into a traditional DBMS, NoSQL database, or AWS’ native data warehouse service Amazon Redshift, and transforming it into an analytics-ready state.
      • Reducing TCO with pay-as-you-go pricing and minimizing significant upfront investments in hardware.
      • Easy integrations with data visualizationand BI platforms like TableauQlik, and Power BI, which can be utilized to create fast, interactive, easy and shareable visual analytics.

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