BlackBerry Limited announced an extension of its use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will make BlackBerry(R) QNX(R) technology available to mission- critical embedded systems developers for the first time ever in the cloud, significantly reducing time to market for their products. At AWS re: Invent 2022, BlackBerry QNX will demonstrate the company's Real Time Operating System (RTOS) along with its artificial intelligence (AI) data platform BlackBerry IVY(TM) running natively on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, powered by AWS Graviton2 processors. The BlackBerry QNX RTOS running in the cloud functions as a cloud-native developer workbench and can be used independently or in conjunction with BlackBerry IVY, a cloud connected automotive AI platform co-developed by BlackBerry and AWS.
With the increased power and performance afforded by being able to access the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS in the cloud, industries such as automotive, robotics, medical devices, industrial controls, aerospace and defense and others stand to benefit from reduced development time, while ensuring software reliability through testing, verification, and validation. Accessing the AWS-powered, cloud-native BlackBerry QNX RTOS will help address some of these challenges and reduce 'developer friction' by making it possible for automakers to streamline their development efforts as they work to deliver the software-defined vehicles of tomorrow. As one of the first applications, select customer developers will be able to fully leverage cloud instances of BlackBerry IVY.