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The AWS Online Tech Talks is a selection of live online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks feature technical sessions led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, live demonstrations, customer examples and Q&A with AWS experts.

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Presenter:

Jon Handler, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: July 11, 2017  l 10:30 - 11:10 AM Pacific Time

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Data lakes can consist of massive amounts of unstructured data that makes it difficult to search and explore them. You can use Amazon Elasticsearch Service to easily index and search the metadata and the content of the documents in your data lakes. In this tech talk, you will learn how to use Amazon Elasticsearch Service build a metadata repository for your data lake and index the contents of your documents so you can easily locate files by the text contained in them.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the search and visualization capabilities of Amazon Elasticsearch Service
  • Learn how to set up Amazon Kinesis Firehose to ingesting, transform and load document metadata into Amazon Elasticsearch Service
  • Learn best practices for building a metadata repository for your data lakes using Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, Data Engineers, Big Data Developers

Presenter:

Chad Schmutzer, Specialist SA - EC2 Spot

Time: June 27, 2017 l 12:00 - 12:40 PM Pacific Time

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In this session, we will look at building cost-effective on-demand and live streaming solutions on AWS to support 360 and immersive media experiences using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, AWS Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Queuing Service (SQS), Amazon CloudFront, and the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS).
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand key EC2 Spot Instances concepts and common usage patterns for maximum scale and cost optimization in the cloud
  • Leverage lower compute costs to better compete on price and, as a result, winning more business
  • Leverage the full scale of the AWS cloud for faster results

Who Should Attend:

  • Content creators working in the VFX and immersive media delivery spaces, Operations Managers, Engineers and IT architects who want to take maximum advantage of the scale and cost effectiveness of cloud computing to run content production and post-production workloads.

Presenter:

George Elissiaos, Senior Manager, Lightsail

Time: July 11, 2017 l 9:00 - 9:40 AM Pacific Time

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The market has countless options for launching and managing WordPress sites, but ease of use and cost varies widely. Amazon Lightsail makes creating, migrating, and managing WordPress sites easy. This tech talk will walk you through using WordPress on Amazon Lightsail, including installing WordPress with one click, managing your DNS records, monitoring server stats, and securing your server -- all from Lightsail's easy-to-use console.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Create your WordPress site on Lightsail
  • Migrate your WordPress site to Lightsail
  • Learn best practices for running WordPress on Lightsail

Who Should Attend:

  • Web Designers, Digital Agencies, WordPress Developers, anyone interested in WordPress on AWS

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Presenter:

Vlad Vlasceanu, Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: June 28, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:10 AM Pacific Time

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Enterprises are quickly moving database workloads like SQL Server to the cloud, but with so many options, the best approach isn’t always obvious. You exercise full control of your SQL Server workloads by running them on Amazon EC2 instances, or leverage Amazon RDS for a fully managed database experience. This session will go deep on best practices and considerations for running SQL Server on AWS. We will cover best practices for deploying SQL Server, how to choose between Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS, ways to optimize the performance of your SQL Server deployment for different applications types. We review in detail how to provision and monitor your SQL Server databases, and how to manage scalability, performance, availability, security, and backup and recovery, in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to build applications on AWS from a strong foundation on SQL Server
  • Learn when to deploy SQL Server on Amazon EC2 versus Amazon RDS
  • Learn how to take advantage of the latest features in SQL Server 2016 when running on AWS

Who Should Attend:

  • Software Developers, IT Pros, Database admins, SQL Admins

Presenter:

Ed Murray, Software Development Manager, AWS

Time: July 11, 2017 l 12:00 - 12:45 PM Pacific Time

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Moving or replicating your databases to the cloud should be simple and inexpensive. AWS has recently enhanced the AWS Database Migration Service and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool with new data sources to increase your migration options. You can now export from MongoDB databases and Greenplum, IBM Netezza, HPE Vertica, Teradata, Oracle DW and Microsoft SQL Server data warehouses to AWS. Learn how to export and migrate your data and procedural code with minimal downtime to the cloud database of your choice, including cloud-native offerings such as Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Redshift.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the use cases for migrating or replicating databases to the cloud
  • Learn about the benefits of cloud-native databases for performance and costs reduction
  • See how AWS Database Migration Service helps with your migration and how AWS Schema Conversion Tool makes conversions simple and quick

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Managers, Software Developers, Database Administrators, Data Analysts

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Presenter:

Tim Bray, Sr Principal Engineer, AWS

Jakub Wojciak, Sr. Software Development Engineer, AWS

Time: July 13, 2017 l 9:00 - 9:40 AM Pacific Time

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Small startups to the biggest global enterprises are designing applications using microservices and distributed architecture to improve resiliency and scale faster. AWS messaging services – Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) – make it easy to decouple communication between software components and build modern applications that are fault-tolerant and easy to scale. Messaging is a key part of Amazon’s own e-commerce platform architecture, and used in mission-critical backend systems such as Amazon Retail Ordering workflow. In this session, we will show how you can use Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS fully managed messaging to decouple your application architecture, enable asynchronous communication between different services, and eliminate the pain associated with operating dedicated messaging software and infrastructure. We will demonstrate common messaging design patterns for building reliable and scalable applications in the cloud.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand key messaging use cases, including service-to-service communication, asynchronous work item backlog, and state change notifications
  • Learn how to get started using message queues and topics with just a few simple APIs, and quickly integrate with other AWS services
  • Hear how customers, like Capital One, are benefiting from migrating applications to a fully managed messaging solution in the cloud

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Solution Architects, IT Pros

Presenter:

Lou De La Torre, Partner Solutions, AWS

Time: June 27, 2017 l 8:30 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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AWS helps you build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications quickly, easily, more securely, and more cost-effectively. This Hands on Lab workshop will give you everything you need to get started deploying Windows Workloads on AWS, starting with creating and securing a new EC2 Windows instance.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups, Launch and configure a Windows virtual machine
  • Bootstrapping using Powershell
  • Creating Key Pairs for authentication

Who Should Attend:

  • IT professionals who want to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing to run development and test workloads, Microsoft SQL Server databases, web hosting services, traditional workloads such as Microsoft Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Dynamics.

Presenter:

Santiago Cardenas, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: July 26, 2016 | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

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Organizations are quickly moving database workloads like SQL Server to the cloud, but with so many options, the best approach isn’t always obvious. You exercise full control of your SQL Server workloads by running them on Amazon EC2 instances, or leverage Amazon RDS for a fully managed database experience. This session will cover best practices for running SQL Server on AWS. We will discuss how to choose between Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS. The lab portion of this workshop will lead you through the steps to launch and configure your first Microsoft SQL Server instance on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and connect it to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Create an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) SQL Server instance
  • Connect to the RDS instance using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Import data into the database

Who Should Attend:

  • IT professionals who want to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing to run development and test workloads, Microsoft SQL Server databases, web hosting services.

Presenter:

Austin Daniel, Enterprise Solutions Architect, AWS

Time: July 12, 2017 l 9:00 - 9:45 AM Pacific Time

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As with any other trend in the history of computer software, IoT is being powered by a new generation of cloud platforms. In this tech talk, we will identify and explain what to look for when evaluating an IoT cloud platform to ensure a successful deployment of IoT strategies. Learn what core capabilities are necessary to look for when choosing an IoT cloud platform.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn what core capabilities are necessary for a successful IoT cloud platform
  • Undestand how the core capabilities work together  
  • Learn what and how standards are beginning to take shape  

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Developers, Software Developers, Engineers

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Presenter:

Georgie Matthews, Product Manager, Amazon Pinpoint

Time: July 13, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:10 AM Pacific Time

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In order to drive the success of an application, developers, marketers, and business executives need to run a combination of targeted and direct messaging programs across email, SMS and mobile push messaging channels. This combined with application and messaging analytics will result in higher user engagement which in turn will contribute to improving the key performance indicators of the business.
 
Developers and marketers need a solution that helps them to run and measure targeted campaigns or define direct (transactional) messages to users across a variety of channels that will entice them to engage with the application. In this tech talk, you will learn how Amazon Pinpoint can now run campaigns across channels including mobile push, SMS, and email to provide and integrated communications system for implementing cross channel user engagement activities and measuring user and app analytics to further optimize performance and improve business KPIs.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of user engagement to application success for developers and marketers
  • Learn how multi-channel communications can be implemented for developer and marketing campaigns
  • See how user and app analytics can be used to drive campaign and app success

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Marketers, and Business Execs

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Presenter:

Sundar Jayashekar, Senior Product Manager, AWS

Time: July 12, 2017 l 12:00 - 12:40 PM Pacific Time

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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other web attacks can affect your application’s availability, compromise its security, and consume excessive resources. AWS Shield and AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) help secure your applications from these types of attacks. AWS Shield is a managed DDoS protection service that offers always-on detection and automatic inline mitigation to minimize application downtime and latency. AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your applications from common web exploits such as SQLi, XSS, and botnets. This introductory tech talk will provide you an overview and demonstration of these services.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to secure your web applications
  • Learn how to configure AWS Shield and AWS WAF
  • Learn how to defend the most common Layer 7 attacks

Who Should Attend:

  • Security Professionals, Developers, QA Engineers, Security Assessment / Certification Engineers, System Administrators

Presenter:

Eric Fitzgerald, Principal Engineer, AWS Security

Time: July 13, 2017 l 12:00 - 12:40 PM Pacific Time

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The flexibility and scale of the AWS Cloud have combined to allow developers to build and deploy applications faster than ever before. In order to maintain a high level of agility, ensuring security has become the responsibility for every team involved in the DevOps lifecycle. Amazon Inspector, an automated AWS security assessment service, has been designed to provide on-demand vulnerability evaluations for the operating systems and applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environments. In this tech talk, we will review Amazon Inspector, and explore methods and use cases for running assessments at various stages of your deployment pipeline and application lifecycle. Beyond just running assessments, we will run through demos on how to make your assessment findings actionable by injecting them into your operations pipeline through automatic submissions into ticketing and change management systems or directly executing remediation activities.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Get an overview on Amazon Inspector
  • Learn how Amazon Inspector is used in the DevOps lifecycle
  • Learn how to automate security findings into your process - from finding, to ticketing, to remediation

Who Should Attend:

  • Security Professionals, Developers, QA Engineers, Security Assessment / Certification Engineers, System Administrators

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Presenter:

Isaiah Weiner, Sr. Mgr. Solutions Architecture, Amazon

Sabina Joseph, Global Segment Leader, Amazon

Time: June 20, 2017 l 9:00 - 9:40 AM Pacific Time

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Backup and recovery is a great first step to reducing physical datacenter infrastructure with the cloud, but it is tough to understand the various models for on-prem, hybrid and cloud-based data. This tech talk will discuss multiple hybrid cloud data protection approaches, including backup partner solution demonstrations. You will also learn how to protect in-cloud workloads using AWS Technology Partner backup solutions, as well as the differences between cloud backup and archive use cases.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to use AWS and partner solutions to quickly and easily protect on-premises applications
  • Understand how AWS Technology Partners can enhance native protection mechanisms.
  • Learn how storage gateways from AWS and Technology Partners can help you establish a hybrid cloud approach quickly

Who Should Attend:

  • Backup Administrators, Storage Managers, IT Directors, Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Presenter:

Lee Kear, Solutions Architect, AWS Storage

Time: July 12, 2017 l 10:30 - 11:15 AM Pacific Time

 

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Learn about new and existing Amazon S3 features that can help you better protect your data, save on cost, and improve usability, security, and performance. We will cover a wide variety of Amazon S3 features and go into depth on several newer features with configuration and code snippets, so you can apply the learnings on to your object storage workloads.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Review best practices for to reduce costs, protect against data loss, and increase performance in Amazon S3
  • Learn about new S3 storage management features that help you align storage with business needs
  • Understand data security capabilities available in S3 that help protect against malicious or accidental deletion or other data loss

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Decision Makers, IT Developers, Software Developers, Engineers

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