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November 10, 2017
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re:Invent 2017 – Getting Started with Amazon Aurora

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General on November 10, 2017 |

This is one in a series of talks our Expedia team members are delivering at re:Invent 2017.

Session: DAT202 – Getting Started with Amazon Aurora
Monday Nov 27, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Venetian Level 4, Marcello 4405

Amazon Aurora services are MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engines with the speed, reliability, and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost. This session introduces you to Amazon Aurora, explores the capabilities and features of Aurora, explains common use cases, and helps you get started with Aurora.

Expedia’s experience with Aurora is showcased after the presentation from AWS Aurora Team (Debanjan Saha and David Lang). They will share Expedia’s Lodging Data Insights team experience migrating a huge streaming data source that dealt with real time price collection from Cassandra to Aurora. Cassandra met the initial, simple read requirement but over time the need to serve the data in multiple ways and support ad-hoc queries led to the eventual implementation of Aurora.

Hear how the Lodging Insights Team:

  • Saves money by servicing many needs from the single Aurora data store
  • Handles cross region replication
  • Maintains and updates patches, upgrades, and schema changes
  • Optimizes Aurora for high throughput low latency transactions at scale

See the complete list of Expedia team members speaking at re:Invent 2017.