Amazon Braket, Designed for Quantum Computing Novices, Exits

Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced this week the availability of Amazon Braket, a managed services that assists developers in designing, testing, and troubleshooting quantum computing models.
Amazon Braket was introduced at reInvent last December. It allows developers to tap AWS cloud resources to run quantum computation algorithms. This reduces the need to set-up and manage their infrastructure. Developers don’t have to write custom code, or arrange with multiple vendors to access their quantum computer; AWS quantum computing partners such as Rigetti, D-Wave and IonQ include pre-included processors.
AWS announced Thursday that Amazon Braket allows customers to get started quickly. Customers can use familiar tools such as Jupyter notebooks to gain access to pre-installed development tools that can be used for designing quantum algorithms, visualizing results, and collaborating with others.
It also offers cross-platform development tools that allow customers to design their own quantum algorithms and choose from a growing list of pre-built algorithms. This provides a consistent experience so customers don’t have to learn multiple development environments.
Amazon Braket can also run hybrid algorithms that combine quantum computing and classical computing. According to Bill Vass, AWS vice president of technology, “The cloud will be the main way that customers access quantum computers and combine those systems with high-performance classical computing for certain types of computationally-intensive research.”
Vass stated, “Amazon Braket makes quantum computing easy for organizations,” “from those just starting to explore the possibilities to those who are already familiar with various quantum technologies and are ready use it as research tool.”
This blog post contains a detailed demonstration of Amazon Braket by Jeff Barr, AWS evangelist. The service is currently only available in the U.S. East, U.S. West, and U.S. West regions. However, AWS plans on expanding that list at some point.