AWS re:Invent 2020 – Lauren Woods of Southwest Airlines on Using AWS to Improve Its Technical Health
Southwest Airlines uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS partners, like Onica, to help it build the technology it needs to thrive. In this video, Lauren Woods, Managing Director of Technology Platforms, describes how AWS helps Southwest become more efficient, technically advanced, and able to take on new opportunities. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier by originating passengers in the US, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. Southwest Airlines uses a variety of AWS services, including Amazon Aurora and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), to modernize its applications, and it used AWS Lake Formation, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Athena to build its first cloud-native data lake.