Recommender systems have quickly become prominent everywhere in our daily lives. We have grown accustomed to receiving recommendations for everything, be it for the next song we listen to, movie we watch, or the next product we buy. We are used to having so many options to choose from that it is sometimes hard to make simple decisions, such as which movie to watch tonight. We investigated with the help of Jens several out-of-the-box recommendation services offered by AWS, as well as building our own recommendation solution using the AWS machine learning capabilities. This article provides a basic understanding of recommender systems and why it is important…