PhillyDB: Falling In and Out of Love with DynamoDB

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Join PhillyDB and PhillyAWS for an evening of database and AWS presentations.

Our feature presentation is "Falling In and Out of Love with DynamoDB"

Amazon's DynamoDB offers the opportunity to offload the cost of maintenance and deployment of a web-scale NoSQL database, but comes with its own challenges. Tim Gross will discuss application and schema design as well as operations and cost-control measures in the context of his experience in building production applications with DynamoDB. He'll cover some hard-learned lessons and whether DynamoDB is really the best option for common real-world use cases.

Tim Gross develops software and infrastructure for DramaFever, an online television network, where his current focus is building distributed web services on the AWS and AppEngine platforms, working on libraries to improve caching and data access scalability, analytics, and devops.

We're also lining up some lightning talks. If you'd like to add one on a database or AWS topic, contact me or Aaron Feng.

Hope to see you there!

PhillyDB will meet on the 16th floor of the MSB. Note that the meeting may be listed at the front desk under the name 'Philly Tech Groups' or 'Technically Philly Groups'.


6:00 - pizza and socializing
6:30 - presentations
8:00 - beverages at Nodding Head Brewpub

June 18, 2013 - Municipal Services Building

Register at the PhillyDB site