Amazon will finish an exciting year by bringing together thousands of people to connect, collaborate, and learn at AWS re:Invent from November 27 – December 1 in Las Vegas.

Whether you are a cloud beginner or an experienced user, you will learn something new at AWS re:Invent. This event is designed to educate attendees about the AWS platform, and help develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

MemSQL is exhibiting in the Venetian Sands Expo Hall, so stop by our booth #1200 to view a demo and talk to our subject matter experts.

This year, AWS re:Invent will offer even more breakout sessions led by AWS subject matter experts and top customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer stories, and new product announcements.

Here are our suggested top breakout sessions for you to attend at the event.

Big Data Architectural Patterns and Best Practices on AWS

Siva Raghupathy – Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, Amazon

In this session, we simplify big data processing as a data bus comprising various stages: collect, store, process, analyze, and visualize. Next, we discuss how to choose the right technology in each stage based on criteria such as data structure, query latency, cost, request rate, item size, data volume, durability, and so on. Finally, we provide reference architectures, design patterns, and best practices for assembling these technologies to solve your big data problems at the right cost.

Business and Life-Altering Solutions Through AI and Image Recognition

Bob Rogers – Chief Data Scientist, Intel
Julie Cordua – CEO, Thorn
Nikita Shamgunov – CEO, MemSQL

Artificial intelligence is going to be part of every software workload in the not-too-distant future. Partnering with AWS, Intel is dedicated to bringing the best full-stack solutions to help solve business and societal problems by helping turn massive datasets into information. Thorn is a non-profit organization, co-founded by Ashton Kutcher, focused on using technology innovation to combat child sexual exploitation. It is using MemSQL to provide a new approach to machine learning and real-time image recognition by making use of the high-performance Intel SIMD vector dot product functionality. This session covers machine learning on Intel Xeon processor based platforms and features speakers from Intel, Thorn, and MemSQL.

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape How Developers Think

Noelle LaCharite – Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon
Jenn Jinhong – Developer Advocate, Amazon

Thinking in terms of AI and conversation, changes the way you approach building web services and customer experiences. In this session, we discuss five trends that we’re seeing right now in artificial intelligence and conversational UI as we work with people building new experiences with Alexa.

Self-Service Analytics with AWS Big Data and Tableau

Anna Terp – BI Solutions Architect, Expedia
Tad Buhman – Sr. Business Analyst II, Expedia

As one of the thought leaders in Expedia’s cloud migration, the Expedia Global Payments Business Intelligence group architected, designed and built a complete cloud data mart solution from the ground up using AWS and Tableau online. In this session, we will discuss our business challenge, the journey to the solution, high-level technical architecture (using S3, EMR, data pipelines, Redshift, Tableau Online) and lessons learned along the way, including best practices and optimization methods, etc.

Leveraging a Cloud Policy Framework – From Zero to Well Governed

Vikram Pillai – Chief Architect, Director of Engineering, CloudHealth Technologies

Governing cloud infrastructure at scale requires software that enables you to capture and drive management from internal policies, best practices, and reference architectures. A policy-driven management and governance strategy is critical to successfully operate in cloud and hybrid environments. As infrastructure grows, you might leverage knowledge that extends beyond the organization. An open-source “cloud policy framework” enables users to leverage a community that can help define and tune best practice policies, and help SaaS vendors and ISVs capture the best way to manage an application and share it with customers. A well-defined management and governance strategy enables you to put automation in place that keeps your cloud running securely and efficiently without having to take it on as a full-time job. This session discusses the development of a “cloud policy framework” that enables users to leverage open source rule definition organizations can use to govern their cloud. Learn best practice policies for managing all aspects of services, applications, and infrastructure across cost, availability, performance, security and usage.

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