What is Amazon Braket?
In December 2019, Amazon launched Amazon Braket, a quantum computing service. They also launched the AWS Center for Quantum Computing and the AWS Quantum Solutions lab, a research collaboration centre helping clients adapt to quantum computing applications.
Unlike other large players in the space (Google, Microsoft, IBM); Amazon is choosing specialized partnerships to enter the market, rather than building their own quantum computer. They are working with D-Wave, IonQ and Rigetti to provide quantum computing services through their cloud.
What does Amazon Braket do?
Amazon Braket will allow developers to access and build quantum algorithms and applications through a single interface. Amazon braket is currently in preview mode, with customers needing to apply to use the service (do so here: https://pages.awscloud.com/Amazon-Braket-Preview.html)
Amazon Braket will allow a larger range of customers to access, use and benefit from quantum computing technology. Ultimately, this will result in faster adoption and development of quantum computers. As quantum computers become more developed, the need for IronCAP’s quantum-safe encryption increases. As many companies will need time to adapt to the technology, we recommend beginning your migration today to ensure your data is safe from grab-and-wait attacks.
To learn more about the Technical details of Amazon Braket’s service visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2019/12/11/amazon-plugs-quantum-cloud-computing-braket-into-aws/#3b5a2c752be8
Amazon Partners Give Commentary
Speak to the implications of Amazon Braket. Quotes courtesy of Tech Crunch.
Charlie Bell, senior vice president, Utility Computing Services, AWS said, “With our Amazon Braket service and Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab, we’re making it easier for customers to gain experience using quantum computers and to work with experts from AWS and our partners to figure out how they can benefit from the technology. And with our AWS Center for Quantum Computing and academic partnerships, we join the effort across the scientific and industrial communities to help accelerate the promise of quantum computing.” (Tech Crunch, 2019).
Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO of Rigetti Computing said, “By collaborating with AWS, we will be able to deliver access to our systems to a much broader market and help accelerate the growth of this emerging industry,” (Tech Crunch, 2019).
D-Wave’s chief product officer and EVP of R&D, Alan Baratz said, “Amazon’s Braket will open the door to more smart developers who will build the quantum future, and the forward-thinking executives who will transform industries.” (Tech Crunch, 2019).