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Take Advantage of Upcoming AWS NoSQL and IoT Services Workshops – Seattle and Boston

Are you looking to gain deep, hands-on technical training for AWS NoSQL and IoT services?

We’re excited to announce a series of NoSQL and IoT technical workshops for APN Partners we’ll be delivering in Seattle on Feb 23rd – 24th, and Boston on March 29th – 30th. Intended for Advanced and Premier APN Partners who hold at least one AWS Competency, these workshops will be led by our AWS Solution Architecture (SA), AWS Business Development (BD), and AWS Partner Network (APN) teams.

What Will the Workshops Cover?

The NoSQL workshop will cover data lifecycle management and an overview of how customers are using NoSQL to meet business challenges.  Participants will learn how to create low-latency NoSQL databases through a deep dive into DynamoDB schema creation, tuning, and performance management, including caching with Elasticache.  In addition to DynamoDB best practices, we will also cover Cassandra and MongoDB on Amazon EC2 as well as tips to migrate from RDBMS to NoSQL databases.

The IoT workshop will cover an introduction to the IoT ecosystem including core IoT services including AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SQS.  We will also include a deep dive and walkthrough of AWS IoT integration with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Lambda.  You will see demos of AWS IoT services with AWS Lambda + Amazon DynamoDB capture and AWS IoT Device Shadows, as well as participate in hands-on labs where you will set up your IoT device to capture data into Amazon DynamoDB using AWS IoT and Lambda.

Attendance at both workshops is not required but highly encouraged.

Who Should Attend?

We will be prioritizing seats for Advanced/Premier APN Partners who hold at least one AWS Competency. As both workshops will be technical, 400+ level, and hands-on, we encourage senior engineers to attend. There is no cost to attend these workshops. However, travel and related expenses must be covered by your firm.

What’s the Schedule?

Our first workshops will be hosted in Seattle and Boston, with more to come around the globe throughout 2016.

Seattle Workshops:

  • February 23rd: AWS NoSQL
  • February 24th: AWS IoT

Boston Workshops:

  • March 29th: AWS NoSQL
  • March 30th: AWS IoT

NoSQL Agenda:

 Time Agenda
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:00
    Data Lifecycle Management
10:00 – 10:30
    How Customers are Using NoSQL to Meet Business Challenges
10:30 – 11:00
    Why NoSQL is a Strategic Opportunity
11:00 – 11:30
    Voice of the Customer
11:30 – 12:15
    Running Cassandra on Amazon EC2
12:15 – 12:45
12:45 – 1:30
    Running MongoDB on Amazon EC2
1:30 – 3:30
    DDB Deep Dive and Best Practices
3:30 – 4:30
    RDBMS to NoSQL Migrations
4:30 – 5:30
    Amazon ElastiCache: NoSQL; No Worries

IoT Agenda:

 Time  Agenda
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 10:00
    Introduction to the IoT Ecosystem. This first hour covers core services: AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SQS
10:00 – 12:00
    Deep Dive and Walk Through of AWS IoT. Covers integration with other services, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SNS
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 3:00
    Q&A on Integration Points; Demos of AWS IoT Services with AWS Lambda; Amazon DynamoDB Capture and AWS IoT Device Shadows
3:00 – 5:00
    Labs, Hands-on activities, and Examples. Includes: lab setup, machine configuration, development environment setup, obtaining code; partner use-cases, walking through existing partner customers and potential use-cases for AWS IoT

*please note that these agendas may be subject to change.

Interested in Attending?

If you’d like to learn more about the workshops, or would like to reserve a spot, please reach out to your Partner Development Manager.