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Amazon Web Services: Designing for Scale

Hear how the leading cloud services provider manages scale for large, distributed applications on the AWS Cloud.

Full title:

Designing for Scale: Three steps to optimal data performance using DynamoDB and Redshift 

Presented by Peter-Mark Verwoerd of Amazon Web Services. Database Services is a foundation service of AWS. Database Service customers are offered a broad choice for their database platform, enabling them to deploy the best data store for the use case. In this session, we will discuss performance optimization steps for the highly scalable database services  DynamoDB and Redshift. 

Peter-Mark Verwoerd is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) based in New York city. Peter-Mark works with customers of all sizes to help them architect solutions being deployed in the AWS cloud across a broad range of technical scenarios and has a specialization in DynamoDB and Redshift. Prior to AWS, Peter-Mark was a developer for 6 years working on a variety of cloud-based projects including one designed to support a highly stringent 100% uptime SLA mandated by the SEC at Internet scale that was exclusively deployed on AWS.  Peter-Mark holds a graduate degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Attendees will learn:

●   DynamoDB service overview and use cases

●   Redshift service overview and use cases

●    Integration patterns to other AWS Services

According to Wikipedia:

Amazon Web Services (abbreviated AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by The service is advertised as providing a large computing capacity (potentially many servers) much faster and cheaper than building a physical server farm.


6:00-6:45 networking (optionally including food)

6:45-7:00 DAMA announcements


Option to continue to 9:00 for those that wish to stay that long.

More details to follow.


Preregistration preferred: Just email your first and last name and “11/16 NERD Center” to [masked] by 8pm on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 so we can finalize our meal count. If after preregistering, you can't attend, please let us know in the same fashion. While we will accept people with preregistrations, without a preregistration by the cutoff time we can't guarantee you a meal.

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  • Eric A.

    Well hosted and well presented, though I was hoping for a deeper dive into more specifics.

    December 16, 2013

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