AWS-lambda and Cassandra managed service by Lyuben Todorov, Cassandra Engineer


Managed service and serverless architecture are very attractive solutions for new tech companies and large established enterprise for good reasons: It reduces the time to market; it abstracts away the complexity of managing servers, and lower the total cost of ownership. One of the key players in serverless architecture is AWS with its aws-lambda offering: a simple way to execute a small portion of stateless code, on demand, without the need to provide any servers. AWS lambda is often combined with AWS api gateway to provide the front end and execution layer of a REST api. Cassandra is one of the most popular solutions for back-end storage of large-scale applications. It's always on, scalable, and provides very low latency.

This talk will walk you through a POC that combines AWS lambda, API Gateway, and Instaclustr Cassandra managed service, to power a simple REST api. We will cover the technical challenges, the tips learned along the way, and discuss the pros and cons of this approach.
18:15 Arrive / Networking
18:30 Community announcement
18:35 Talk by Lyuben Todorov, Cassandra Engineer
19:10 QA
19:15 Refreshments (Pizza, Beer/wine) and Networking
20:15 Finish

About the Speaker:
Lyuben Todorov is the Director of Engineering EMEA for Instaclustr. His background in distributed programming led him into the open source world. Lyuben has a strong interest in big data projects. He’s contributed to the Apache Cassandra project and can frequently be found in Stackoverflow answers, helping out fellow devs with Cassandra and Spark.

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Instaclustr operates an automated, proven and trusted management environment, providing database, analytics, search and messaging. They enable companies to focus precious in house development and operational resources on building cutting edge customer-facing applications.

G-Research will be sponsoring the food
At G-Research we research investment ideas and also develop the research and execution platform to deploy these ideas in markets globally.

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