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Dave Isbitski and friends chat with the people behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the developers who are building on it. Very special thanks to Drew Blanke, aka Syntax Era, for the creation of the intro and outro music used in this podcast.


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Dave Isbitski and friends chat with the people behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the developers who are building on it. Very special thanks to Drew Blanke, aka Syntax Era, for the creation of the intro and outro music used in this podcast.






Episode 077 - Amazon OpenSearch Serverless with Jon Handler and Ashok Thirunarayanan

In this episode, Linda, Emily, and Dave chat with Jon Handler, Sr. Principal Solutions Architect at AWS, and Ashok Thirunarayanan, Senior SDM, Search Service at AWS. Amazon OpenSearch Serverless is an on-demand serverless configuration for Amazon OpenSearch Service. Serverless removes the operational complexities of provisioning, configuring, and tuning your OpenSearch clusters. It's a good option for organizations that don't want to self-manage their OpenSearch clusters, or organizations...


Episode 076 - An Introduction to Time Series with InfluxData and Jay Clifford

In this episode, Linda and Dave chat with Jay Clifford, Developer Advocate at InfluxData. InfluxData are the makers of InfluxDB, a popular open-source platform for simplifying time series data management. Designed to handle high speed and high volume data ingest and real-time data analysis, InfluxDB's robust data collectors, common API across the entire platform, highly performant time series engine, and optimized storage lets you build once and deploy across multiple products and...


Episode 075 - Cloud Application Monitoring with Datadog and Jason Yee

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Jason Yee, Staff Technical Evangelist at Datadog. Datadog is an essential monitoring and security platform for cloud applications offering end traces, metrics, and logs to help make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable. Jason covers how developers can best think of observability, the helpful tenants of LIFT (latency, errors, traffic, and saturation), and how to get started today. Jason also gives an overview...


Episode 074 - AIOps with Caroline Gluck

In this episode, Brooke and Dave chat with Caroline Gluck, Senior Cloud Application Architect at AWS. Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is an approach to IT operations that uses machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence to automate and optimize various IT processes. It can help improve the efficiency, agility, and reliability of IT operations by reducing the time and effort required to detect and resolve issues, improving the accuracy of predictions and...


Episode 073 - Fully Managed Blue Green Deployments in Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS with Keyur Diwan

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Keyur Diwan Sr. Product Manager, Amazon RDS. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a collection of managed services that makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS recently launched fully managed Blue/Green Deployments to help you with safer, simpler, and faster updates to your Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS databases. Blue/Green Deployments create a fully managed staging environment that allows you to...


Episode 072 - AWS Amplify Flutter with Abdallah Shaban

In this episode, Brooke and Dave chat with Abdallah Shaban, Sr. Product Manager, Tech, for Amplify JS and Flutter. AWS Amplify is a complete solution that lets frontend web and mobile developers easily build, ship, and host full-stack applications on AWS, with no cloud expertise needed. Abdallah brings us up to speed on what the team has been building for developers and walks us through the new Amplify Flutter Web and Desktop Support for AWS Amplify Storage, Analytics and API Libraries....


Episode 071 - Amazon EventBridge Pipes with Nik Pinski

In this episode, Dave is joined by co-host Brooke Jaimeson, and Nik Pinski, Principal Engineer, AWS on the Amazon EventBridge team. Amazon EventBridge Pipes helps you create point-to-point integrations between event producers and consumers with optional transform, filter and enrich steps, while helping to reduces the amount of integration code you need to write and maintain. Nik walks us through this new Pipes feature for Amazon EventBridge, what it means for developers, and how you can get...


Episode 070 - Amazon DocumentDB Elastic Clusters with Vin Yu

In this episode, Dave is joined by special co-host Linda Haviv, and Vin Yu, Sr. Product Manager – Tech at Amazon Web Services. Amazon DocumentDB is a MongoDB compatible, fully managed native JSON document database, that makes it easy and cost effective to operate critical document workloads at virtually any scale. Vin shares his journey to the cloud, gives insights on the Product Manager -Tech role at Amazon, and covers recent updates to Amazon DocumentDB. During re:Invent 2022, Vin's team...


Episode 069 - AWS Step Functions Distributed Map with Justin Callison

In this episode, Dave is joined by special co-host Brooke Jaimeson, and Justin Callison, General Manager AWS Step Functions. AWS Step Functions is a visual workflow service that helps developers use AWS services to build distributed applications, automate processes, orchestrate microservices, and create data and machine learning pipelines. Justin walks us through what is new in Step Functions, the Workflow Studio tool, how customers are using the service today, and the new distributed map...


Episode 068 - RDS Optimized Writes with Prasad Pandit

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Prasad Pandit, Principal Product Manager, RDS Open Source. Prasad walks us through some of the recent performance innovations in Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) as well as how MySQL writes data today. He then discusses the re:Invent 2022 launch of RDS Optimized Writes, which can help improve write throughput by up to 2x at no additional cost. RDS Optimized Writes is especially useful for MySQL customers with write-intensive database...


Episode 067 - Introducing AWS DMS Schema Conversion with Vaibhav Khandelwal

In this episode, Dave chats with Vaibhav Khandelwal, Sr. Technical Product Manager for AWS DMS. The AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) helps customers securely migrate their databases to AWS with minimal downtime. Since 2016, AWS DMS has migrated more than 800,000 databases and currently supports over 20+ database and analytics engines. Vaibhav’s team recently launched the AWS DMS Schema Conversion service, which streamlines database migrations by making schema assessment and conversion...


Episode 066 - AWS AppSync Updates with Brice Pelle

In this episode, Emily and Dave catch up with Brice Pelle, Principal Product Manager for AWS Appsync. AppSync is a managed service that helps simplify data access, and the creation of scalable GraphQL APIs. Brice walks us through everything new in Appsync for developers post re:Invent 2022! This includes the ability to now write GraphQL APIs using JavaScript, the availability of two new libraries, and a new test API to simplify local development and testing. Brice on Twitter:...


Episode 065 - Application Resiliency with Laura Hyatt

In this episode, Dave is joined by special co-host Brooke Jaimeson, and Laura Hyatt, Global Solution Architect for AWS Resilience Hub. Laura shares her knowledge on building resilient architectures in the AWS cloud, defining good recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for your organization, the difference between reliability and resiliency in modern apps, how to handle disruptions across your applications and even regions, as well as a day in the life of an AWS...


Episode 064 - DevOps with Namrata Shah

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Namrata Shah, Managing Director, PwC, about all things DevOps. Namrata has over two decades of consulting experience where she managed very large Developers teams. In this episode she shares her DevOps journey through the years, what developers look for in the real world around DevOps, what an ideal DevOps Tool would be that doesn’t exist today, and what the future of AIOps, NoOps, and DevOps itself might look like. Namrata on LinkedIn:...


Episode 063 - Announcing Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with John Dalton, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon RDS Open Source, and Jonathan Katz, Principal PMT, Amazon RDS Open Source, about the recent launch of Trusted Language Extensions PostgreSQL. Trusted Language Extensions for PostgreSQL is an open source development kit for building PostgreSQL extensions that allows developers to build high performance PostgreSQL extensions and safely run them on your RDS for PostgreSQL DB instance. By using Trusted Language...


Episode 062 - Announcing Amazon Code Whisperer Developer Preview with Srinivas Iragavarapu

In this episode, Dave and Emily chat with Srinivas Iragavarapu, Sr. SDM for Amazon CodeWhisperer. Designed to improve developer productivity, Amazon CodeWhisperer provides machine learning (ML)–powered code recommendations to accelerate development of C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, and TypeScript applications. The service integrates with multiple integrated development environments (IDEs), including JetBrains (IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and WebStorm), Visual Studio Code, AWS Cloud9, and the AWS...


Episode 061 - Announcing Amazon CodeCatalyst with Harry Mower and Doug Clauson

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Harry Mower, GM for AWS DevOps Tools, and Doug Clauson, Principal Product Manager Technical for AWS DevTools. Amazon CodeCatalyst is a unified software development and delivery service, that enables software development teams to quickly and easily plan, develop, collaborate on, build, and deliver applications on AWS, reducing friction throughout the development lifecycle. Harry and Doug walk us through this new product announcement, how the idea for...


Episode 060 - Introducing Lambda SnapStart with Tarun Rai Madan

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Tarun Rai Madan, Sr. Product Manager for AWS Lambda. AWS Lambda SnapStart for Java offers up to 10x faster function startup performance at no extra cost. Lambda SnapStart is a performance optimization that makes it easier for you to build highly responsive and scalable Java applications using AWS Lambda, without having to provision resources or spend time and effort implementing complex performance optimizations. Tarun walks us through what this new...


Episode 059 - Amazon CodeWhisperer with Brian Tarbox

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Brian Tarbox, Principal Alexa Voice Designer at Epic Strategies. Brian has over thirty years’ experience in tech, has been awarded ten patents, written numerous papers, and co-leads the Boston AWS Meetup. He has been using Amazon CodeWhisperer in his current day to day job, shares how more productive it has enabled him to be, walks us through what he’s learned, and where developers can get started. Brian on LinkedIn:...


Episode 058 - Serverless and Well Architectured Frameworks with Kristi Perreault

In this episode, Emily and Dave chat with Kristi Perreault, a Principal Software Engineer at Liberty Mutual, and an AWS Serverless Hero. Krisiti shares her journey to the cloud, thoughts on Serverless, building a sustainable application, the importance of well architected frameworks, and how she aids over 4,000 Liberty Mutual engineers to be more successful in their jobs. The trio also discusses the importance of creating an inclusive work environment for all. Both Emily and Kristi share...