Managing auto-scaling of RDS on AWS using the AWS CLI and Bash

Cloud services enable you to increase or decrease the capacity of your deployment within minutes, but how can you scale a relational database automatically keeping predictable performance and costs under control?

You can read my post about auto-scaling RDS on the Funambol Tech Blog, walking the tight rope of cloud development.

Funambol Tech Blog – Walking the tight rope of cloud development.

Codemotion Milan 2019

As an Italian Java developer, Codemotion has always been one of the main tech conferences. And Milan is still the city that I occasionally call home, even after many years away. So I am very very excited to be back in October and be a speaker at Codemotion Milan 2019. I am looking forward to discuss a topic I am very passionated about, software development and territorial disputes

Codemotion Milan 2019

The talk will be in English, the abstract is below.

Hey, where is my country? Software development and territorial disputes

Many airlines were forced recently to change the name of Taiwan on their booking systems. Hotel chain website where banned in mainland China for labelling Tibet as an independent country. Ukrainian users were upset because Crimea was removed from the map of their land. “What is the capital of Israel?” is a question that has triggered different answers from voice virtual assistants. We will go on a virtual tour around the world to see how disputed territories or partially recognized states are handled by online services and understand the impacts and the challenges of geolocation services.

DevOps Pro Moscow 2019 conference

I am looking forward to be back to Russia in November and be a speaker at the DevOps Pro Moscow 2019 conference.

I will cover relational databases on the cloud – with examples of MySQL on AWS – and if and how to move from a managed database to a serverless one. How can you scale automatically keeping predictable performance and costs under control? What does serverless mean for a relation database? More at

Is Serverless the Future of Relational Databases?

I am very happy to talk about the new options available for running a relational database on the cloud and the serverless approach on AWS at the next DevOps Berlin tech event organized by Amsource Technology on June 5th. More information on the Eventbrite page

Amsource Technology Presents Tech

The abstract of my talk:

From AWS to Google Cloud, the major cloud providers offer different options to run a MySQL or a MySQL compatible database on the cloud. You can spin up virtual machines and configure your own cluster or rely on managed services with the ability to modify or scale vertically a database with the click of a button. The new trend is serverless (relational) databases that offer both traditional interfaces and HTTP API access. Can serverless databases be the future? Is Amazon Aurora Serverless really serverless?

Thanks Jack and Amsource Technology for the invitation and looking forward to see you in Berlin!

The Accidental Remote Worker

To celebrate my first ten years working remotely for Funambol, I am looking forward to talk next week at the Berlin Meetup Remote Future Summit 2019 at Factory Berlin, an event organized by Remote-how.

Berlin Meetup Remote Future Summit 2019

The topic of my presentation?

“The Accidental Remote Worker: 10 Years of Lessons and Mistakes Learned”

Working ten years around Europe from cafes, living rooms, co-working spaces and sometime forests: from time management to outdoor opportunities, from home exchanges to dead laptops, a few lessons and mistakes learned by an accidental remote worker.

If you are in Berlin next Thursday, signup on Eventbrite and join us at Factory Görlitzer Park.

Think About! Conference 2019

Looking forward to be a speaker next month at Think About! in Cologne, an event about technology, design and their impacts on society. I will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of managed and serverless databases. You can find here the asbtract of my talk “Look Mom No Hands! Moving from a managed relational database to a serverless one”. See you soon in Cologne!