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Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility + Security for Complex AWS Networks

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5:30-6:00 p.m. Food, Drinks & Networking

6:00-8:00 p.m. Intro, Presentations, Q & A

Amazon Aurora with PostgresSQL Compatibility
Mark Porter - General Manager, Amazon RDS & Amazon Aurora

Mark Porter will talk about Amazon’s newest addition to its database technology, Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. Aurora PostgreSQL combines a self healing cloud native storage system with the world’s most popular (and most Oracle-compatible) open source database. By doing so,AWS is rethinking how databases should work, and how to offer performance, durability, and scalability that databases have never had before. Aurora (PostgreSQL) is managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) – a managed database service that automates tedious administrative tasks and can manage the largest fleets of managed databases in any cloud. The talk will be casual with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions.

Security for Complex Networks on AWS
Teri Radichel - Director of Security Strategy, WatchGuard

When organizations start using AWS, they may initially use a single VPC and a very simple network implementation. In many cases, however, companies are leveraging multiple VPCs, regions and accounts. Companies are also connecting cloud networks to corporate headquarters and remote locations. They may even be connecting different cloud providers. This presentation will consider some of these use cases and the implications of connecting different networks. Material covered will include security considerations, sample architectures and tools that can help protect your account and your data. Follow Teri on @teriradichel ( and Secplicity (


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