What's New with AWS | London
In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services - now commonly known as cloud computing. Since then, our pace of innovation has continued rapidly; in 2011 we announced over 80 new service announcements & updates to enhance our product offerings, many of those in direct response to customer requests.
2012 continues to be exciting and with the recent launch of DynamoDB
, a fully managed NoSQL database service, and Storage Gateway
a new service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage, we want to make sure that you’re kept abreast of these exciting announcements.
In order to ensure you’re making the most of these new technologies, we are hosting a “What’s New with AWS” event on Thursday 23 February 2012 at the Congress Centre, London.
Reasons to attend
- Get insight into new products, features and services.
- Learn about how to get started with new services quickly.
- Uncover the true economics of cloud computing.
- Understand how new services fit into your existing cloud architectures.
- Give feedback to the AWS team.
Who should attend:
- This event is aimed at developers, test engineers, architects, data specialists, database administrators, team leaders and technical managers, product managers and project managers.
13:00 – 14:00: Registration
14:00 – 14:05: Welcome & Introduction to Amazon Web Services
14:05 – 14:45: Introducing DynamoDB
DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service built for fast, scalable, consistent performance. This presentation will
introduce DynamoDB and discuss how to get started, provision throughput, design for the DynamoDB data
model, query and scan tables and scale reads and writes without downtime.
14:45 – 15:10: Analytics in the Cloud
Elastic storage and compute services provide a firm foundation on which to build systems to drive value from data.
This session will discuss how to run analytics pipelines on the AWS Cloud, from data storage with S3 and
DynamoDB, to high scale computation with Elastic MapReduce and Cluster Compute instances on EC2.
15:10 – 15:30: NEW! Amazon Simple Workflow
Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF) is a new cloud-based workflow management service from Amazon. SWF is designed
to build scalable, resilient applications, model and automate business processes, manage infrastructure services
and build analytics pipelines. In this session we'll introduce SWF and walk through some real world use cases and
15:30 – 16:00: Break
16:00 – 16:45: Cloud Economics: Optimising for Cost
The Cloud provides a transparent cost model, with options from on-demand provisioning, to reserved capacity to low
cost, spot pricing. This session will outline how to use these pricing models in concert to optimise the running cost
of your application on the AWS Cloud. We'll outline new utilisation based reserved instances and bidding strategies
when running on spot instances, to cost prediction.
16:45 – 17:30: Cloud Connections: Integrating Enterprise IT with the Cloud
Many enterprises are using the flexibility and low cost of cloud infrastructure as a large part of their overall IT
strategy. This session will outline how services such as the Virtual Private Cloud and Direct Connect allow
customers to take advantage of elastic compute and storage to build secure, available, cost effective IT
environments and effective disaster recovery systems.
17:30 – 18:30: Drinks & Networking
23 February 2012, Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.