Percona Live 2021: A First Look at Aurora Serverless v2

The world of serverless databases on the cloud and on AWS is changing fast: I am very looking forward to be a speaker at Percona Live 2021, a community-focused event corganized by Percona for database developers and administrators and take a first look at Amazon Aurora Serverless v2. The event is free and will be held online running over two days. Abstract below, see you there!

A First Look at Aurora Serverless v2

During the latest re:Invent, AWS announced the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless. The new version for the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora scales in fraction of a second and introduces multi-AZ support, global databases, and read replicas. What are the di erences between v1 and v2? Why did AWS introduced an entirely separated new product? Is Aurora Serverless v1 a service to be already forgotten? A journey on the latest changes and a few tests running serverless databases on AWS.

InfoQ – March 2021

From Cloud Spanner on GCP to S3 Object Lambda, from Cassandra on Azure to Amazon Lookout for Vision: a recap of the topics I covered for InfoQ in March 2021.

Cloud Spanner Adds Support for Liquibase

Google Cloud has recently added support for Liquibase on Cloud Spanner. The new extension allows developers to use the open-source database library to manage and automate schema changes for the globally distributed SQL database on Google Cloud.

Microsoft Announces Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

At this year’s Ignite conference, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, a NoSQL database product to manage Cassandra-based workloads into Azure cloud.

Amazon Lookout for Vision Now Generally Available

Amazon has recently announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision, an anomaly detection product that uses machine learning to process images to spot process defects and anomalies in manufactured products.

Amazon Redshift Data Sharing Now Generally Available

Amazon has recently announced the general availability of the Amazon Redshift Data Sharing functionality to share live data across Amazon Redshift clusters. This allows the use of a single data warehouse cluster for multi-cluster deployments and sharing data instantly without the need to copy or move them.

Amazon Announces S3 Object Lambda

Amazon has recently announced S3 Object Lambda, a new serverless feature to add customized code and process data from S3 before returning it to an application. S3 Object Lambda works with S3 GET requests and uses AWS Lambda functions to modify data as it is being retrieved from the object storage.

TheCloudFirst 2021

Looking forward to be a speaker on March 11th at TheCloudFirst, the cloud native conference, and talk about one of my favorite topics, serverless databases on AWS.

For the first time, I will cover the preview of Aurora Serverless v2, the new serverless MySQL compatible database announced by AWS at re:Invent 2020.

Is Serverless the Future of Relational Databases?

From AWS to Google Cloud, the major cloud providers offer different options to run a relational database on the cloud. You can spin up virtual machines and configure your own cluster or rely on managed services. But the new trend is serverless (relational) databases that offer both traditional interfaces and HTTP API access. This talk is personal journey on AWS moving from a managed MySQL to a serverless Aurora. Can serverless really be the future for the enterprise databases?

InfoQ – February 2021

From new bare metal EC2 instances to Ruby on GCP functions, from the Cloud trust paradox to CloudFront security savings bundles. A recap of the topics I covered for InfoQ in February 2021.

The Cloud Trust Paradox According to Google Cloud

In a series of three technical articles, Google Cloud has recently discussed how to trust cloud providers, covering the concepts of customer trust, security key management and scenarios where keeping encryption keys off the cloud may be necessary.

Google Cloud Supports Ruby on Cloud Functions

Google Cloud recently announced the public preview of Ruby on Cloud Functions. The open-source Functions Framework for Ruby supports HTTP functions and CloudEvent functions.

Amazon Announces New Bare Metal EC2 Instances

AWS recently announced new bare metal instances for Amazon EC2. The new M5n, M5dn, R5n, and R5dn instances are already available and can utilize up to 100 Gbps of network bandwidth.

Amazon Introduces CloudFront Security Savings Bundle

AWS has recently introduced https://www.infoq.com/news/2021/02/cloudfront-savings-bundle/Amazon CloudFront Security Savings Bundle, a pricing plan that gives a 30% discount on CloudFront in exchange for a 1-year commitment. The savings bundle also includes free AWS Web Application Firewall requests up to 10% of the committed amount.

Codemotion DevCast

Looking forward to be one of the very first speakers for the new weekly format from Codemotion, DevCast. On March 18th, I will be speaking about cost optimization on AWS. The title and abstract are in English but the talk will be in Italian

Watch Your Wallet! Cloud Anti-Patterns to Avoid Your AWS Bill Skyrocketing

Should you really always run your cluster in multiple availability zones? How can a transition rule to Glacier double your storage costs? I want to monitor and understand my data transfer costs, where should I start? Why are backups eating my database budget? What, one more storage class on S3? Following so-called “best practices” works only when you fully understand the implications, costs included. We will address a few cloud anti-patterns, making your bill smaller and your deployment better.