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Explore what’s in store for Amazon RDS at re:Invent 2020

Join us at re:Invent 2020, a free 3-week virtual conference, from November 30 to December 18. This year’s virtual conference is going to be the industry event of the year, offering five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and unlimited access to hundreds of sessions, including 10 sessions on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

In this post, you’ll find all of the Amazon RDS sessions offered at re:Invent so you can plan and prepare for this year’s 3-week event. The sessions are categorized by technical level, from intermediate to expert, including a leadership session, deep dive sessions, and what’s new sessions for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. If you haven’t done so already, register today so that you can view the schedules for each session and gain access to over 500 AWS sessions at re:Invent 2020.

Leadership Session

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE WITH AWS DATABASES – Shawn Bice, Vice President, Databases

Data is at the core of every application, and companies are looking to use data as the foundation for future innovation in their applications and their organizations. In this session, Shawn Bice, VP of Databases, discusses how organizations are building for the future with fully managed purpose-built databases. From helping organizations move existing database-heavy applications to the cloud, to learning from some of the earliest adopters, Shawn shares strategies on how to get started building for the future. Join Shawn to go deep (with demos) on some of the newest database innovations.


All times subject to change.

Level 200 – Intermediate

DAT201 – What’s New in Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database managed service with the speed, reliability, and availability of commercial databases at one tenth the cost. In this session, get an overview of Aurora and learn about recently announced features, such as enhancements to Global Database, snapshot export, and Microsoft Active Directory integration. This session also covers how to get started using Aurora to support existing and new applications.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Tony Petrossian, General Manager, RDS & Aurora

DAT202 – What’s New in Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is a fully managed database service that allows you to launch an optimally configured, secure, and highly available database with just a few clicks. It manages time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you to focus on your applications and business. In this session, see all the new capabilities launched for Amazon RDS across different engines and review the latest available features.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Sirish Chandrasekaran, Director, RDS Open Source Databases

DAT207 – What’s New in Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle databases in the cloud. This session dives deep into the new features and best practices that make your Amazon RDS for Oracle database deployments highly available, scalable, and durable.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Michael Barras, Principal Database Solution Architect, RDS Oracle

DAT208 – What’s New in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server databases in the cloud. This session will explore recent features that were designed to help run your SQL Server workload on RDS faster, save on cost, and allow for more use cases!
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Eugene Stepanov, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, RDS SQL Server

DAT203 – MySQL Options on AWS: Self-Managed, Managed, Serverless

In recent years, MySQL has become a top database choice for new application development and migration from overpriced, restrictive commercial databases. In this session, see an overview of the MySQL and MariaDB options available on AWS. Join this session to do a deep dive on Amazon RDS, a fully managed MySQL service; Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database with up to five times the performance; and many additional innovations.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Yoav Eilat, Senior Product Manager, RDS & Aurora

DAT204 – Beyond AWS DMS: programs and partners to ace your migration

A successful cloud migration goes beyond just migration tools. Enterprises and organizations often need technical advice, migration support, and financial incentives for their portfolio of databases. AWS offers just that. Learn how AWS can holistically support your migration efforts through expertise, programs like Database Freedom, solutions like Database Migration Accelerator, and a growing network of migration partners.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Sandeep Brahmarouthu, GTM Specialist, Database Freedom

DAT205 – Enterprise Database Transition: License-free cloud Databases

In this session, learn from bp’s Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, Cetin Karakus, and his lead engineer on how bp transitioned a large-scale, mission-critical data analytics platform from a commercial database platform to the Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL open-source solution using the Database Freedom Program in an operationally fail-safe and isofunctional way. In this session, bp shares its experiences migrating with the help of AWS Database Freedom and Aurora PostgreSQL engineers and lessons learned along the way.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Paola Lorusso, Specialist Solutions Architect, Databases

Level 300 – Advanced

DAT301 – Deep Dive on Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility is a relational database managed service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source PostgreSQL. This session highlights Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility’s key capabilities, including low-latency read replicas and Multi-AZ deployments; reviews the architectural enhancements that contribute to Aurora’s improved scalability, availability, and durability; and digs into the latest feature releases. Finally, this session walks through techniques to migrate to Aurora.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Grant McAllister, Senior Principal Engineer, RDS

DAT302 – Deep Dive on Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility

Amazon Aurora is a fully managed relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source MySQL. This session highlights Aurora with MySQL compatibility’s key capabilities, including push-button compute scaling and fast database cloning; reviews the architectural enhancements that contribute to Aurora’s improved scalability, availability, and durability; and digs into the latest feature releases. Finally, this session walks you through the techniques that you can use to migrate to Aurora.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Murali Brahmadesam, Software Director, Aurora

DAT303 – Deep Dive on PostgreSQL Databases on Amazon RDS

PostgreSQL is an open-source database that is growing in popularity because of its rich features, vibrant community, and compatibility with commercial databases. This session covers key Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL functionality, availability, and management. In this session, review general guidelines for common user operations and activities such as upgrades, tuning, and security for PostgreSQL instances. Join this session to go deep into the capabilities of the service and review the latest available features, which give you the background to solve different technical challenges.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Jim Mlodgenski, Principal Database Engineer, RDS

DAT312 – Dive Deep into AWS Schema Conversion Tool and AWS DMS

In this session, learn how to convert and migrate your relational databases, nonrelational databases, and data warehouses to the cloud. AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) can help with homogeneous migrations as well as migrations from different database engines, such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora. Join this session for a demo of the latest features added to AWS SCT and AWS DMS.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): John Winford, Senior Product Management Manager, AWS DMS

Level 400 – Expert

DAT401 – Amazon Aurora Storage Demystified

Amazon Aurora is a high-performance, highly scalable database managed service with MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. One attribute that sets Aurora apart is its innovative storage system that is optimized for database workloads and purpose-built to take advantage of modern cloud technology. In this session, hear directly from the team that built Aurora’s storage system. They detail how the system is designed, how it works, and what you need to know to get the most out of it.
FEATURED SPEAKER(S): Anupriya Mathur, Senior Product Manager, Aurora

We look forward to having you join us at re:Invent 2020 this year. Register for re:Invent today and start planning your journey.

About the Author

Natisha Solanki is a Senior Technical Product Manager at Amazon Web Services. She helps customers modernize their Oracle and SQL Server databases and move to managed databases on AWS.

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