ADDO 2022: Drawing the NYC Skyline with a serverless database

I am pleased to be virtually on stage at All Day DevOps for the third year in a row on November 10th. In the last two years I talked at the the world’s largest DevOps conference about the good, the bad and the ugly of Serverless Databases and cost optimization on AWS. My session this year will be about drawing the NYC Skyline with a serverless database. See you live soon!

Drawing the NYC Skyline with a serverless database

Serverless databases are a challenging area for cloud deployments, with providers trying to extend the elasticity of managed solutions to RDBMS databases. If the new options are so elastic, with CPU and database capacity strictly correlated, can we perform some creative benchmarking using a serverless database?

In this session, we will discuss database elasticity and serverless databases, seeing how they can adapt the capacity vertically and incrementally according to the load and the resources consumed. Ignoring standard load testing tools and simulation models, we will perform different tests with simple SQL statements. If Aurora Serverless v2 is elastic and can scale quickly, is it possible to create a load where the database capacity plots the NYC skyline in Amazon CloudWatch?

Serverless Architecture Con – Berlin 2022

This autumn I will be back at the Serverless Architecture Con, this time in Berlin, to talk about serverless databases. The title of my session? The Future of Relational Databases on the Cloud.

Abstract

The major cloud providers offer different options to run a relational database on the cloud. A recent approach is to rely on so-called serverless databases that offer both traditional TCP connections and HTTP API access. In a short journey to databases on the cloud, we will compare different approaches and services, explore the main benefits and limitations of a serverless RDBMS versus a more traditional managed database.

AWS Aurora Serverless database V2 with AWS Data Heroes

AWS Aurora Serverless database V2 is finally available! Let’s get into it and explain how it works and what is it for. Is it a replacement for Serverless V1 or a completely new beast. We will try to explain what kind of magic is needed to vertically scale a database. We already run it in production so we will have some real life examples. Renato Losio and Goran Opacic are AWS Data Heroes and experienced Aurora users. Join us!

Update 27-04-22: this is the video of our chat!

Cloud Computing Conference Greece

In a week time I will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference organized by Boussias in Greece. I will be (virtually) on stage discussing one of my favourite topics, The Future of Relational Databases on the Cloud.

Abstract

The major cloud providers offer different options to run a relational database on the cloud. A recent approach is to rely on so-called serverless databases that offer both traditional TCP connections and HTTP API access. In a short journey to databases on the cloud, we will compare different approaches and services, explore the main benefits and limitations of a serverless RDBMS versus a more traditional managed database.

Update: you can now find the video here and the slides here.

Live in Vegas

Can we draw the New York City skyline with Aurora Serverless v2?

An exciting day being on stage at re:Invent talking about elasticity and relational databases on the cloud as part of the Community Track. The video of the session will be available soon!

A prerecording of the session is available now on YouTube. Note: this is not the on-site in Las Vegas.

re:Invent COM202

Just over two weeks to go to re:Invent in Las Vegas and I am already looking forward to the Monday Community Track.

If you are attending the event in person, there are still some reserved seats available for my session where we will play around with serverless databases on AWS. Join me!

COM202
Drawing the New York City skyline with Amazon Aurora Serverless v2
Monday, November 29, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


The session will be available as well virtually during the main re:Invent week.