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My Favorite Sessions from AWS Reinvent 2022


My Favorite Sessions from AWS Reinvent 2022

  • AWS re:Invent is an annual conference focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud computing platform. AWS offers a wide range of products and services, including data and analytics tools. These tools are designed to help businesses collect, store, process, and analyze large amounts of data, allowing them to gain insights and make more informed decisions.

  • At AWS re:Invent 2022, AWS announced updates to its data and analytics products and services. This included new features and capabilities for existing products, such as Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue, and Amazon Athena. These tools are designed to help businesses perform complex data analytics tasks, such as running SQL queries, analyzing log data, and performing full-text search.

  • In addition to updates to existing products, AWS also announced new data and analytics services at re:Invent 2022. These included services DataZone, CleanRooms, Amazon Aurora zero-ETL integration with Redshift, OpenSearch Serverless and Redshift and Athena Integration with Apache Spark.

Here are my favorite sessions:

  • This sessions are based on my bias around Data & Analytics, DevOps, Software Architectures, Student Focused and Beginner Focused Topics.

Leadership Sessions:

➡️ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Candi Castleberry (VP, Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Amazon)

➡️ Analytics by G2 Krishnamoorthy (VP, AWS Analytics)

➡️ Architecture by Francesca Vasquez (VP, Technology and Customer Solutions)

➡️ Containers by Deepak Singh (VP, Compute Services)

➡️ Databases by Jeff Carter (VP, Databases and Migration Services)

➡️ Training and Certification by Maureen Lonergan (VP, AWS Training and Certification)

Breakout Sessions:

➡️ What’s new with Amazon Redshift

If you are interested in data warehousing, then Amazon Redshift is the service you are after. This session will quickly get you up to speed with all the latest features it offers.

➡️ Building modern data architectures on AWS

I'm really excited about this session. Data architectures have rapidly evolved over the past few years, and I can't wait to hear more around the concepts and reference architectures to use today.

➡️ What’s new with Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR is a service I want to learn more about to support big data workloads. This session will bring you up to speed on all the latest developments and best practices.

➡️ Modern applications: An infrastructure perspective

Our applications do the business logic, but they can’t run without infrastructure. Get a sense of the infrastructure needed for today’s applications.

➡️ AWS Well-Architected best practices for DevOps on AWS

Though DevOps continues to evolve, it’s a reality in most companies working on the cloud. Understanding the high-level architectural practices is essential.

➡️ Automate everything: Options and best practices

This session directly tackles automation and will provide a good overview.

Chalk talks:

➡️ Amazon’s DevOps culture

In this chalk talk, you can learn how Amazon does DevOps. Theoretical talks are great, but real-life examples are always better.

➡️ Choosing the right databases for your application

AWS has close to a dozen different types of databases. It’s important to have a broad understanding of the options.

  • Overall, the data and analytics announcements at AWS re:Invent 2022 have provided businesses with new and improved ways to collect, store, process, and analyze their data, allowing them to gain valuable insights and make better decisions.

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