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Larry Weber

Head of Product Marketing, AWS Relational Databases, Amazon

From Ground to the Cloud: The Evolution of the Relational Database

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30 PM; EB2 1231

From Ground to the Cloud: The Evolution of the Relational Database


The cloud has become the new normal as organizations of every size are deploying applications to the cloud by default, and migrating existing on-premises applications at a rapid pace. In concert with this, application developers have become empowered with an increasing selection of tools and services, many available for free as open source and available on demand. At the center of the discussion is the database, as data will be generated, delivered, analyzed, and stored across all of these apps.

In this presentation, we will dive into the world of the relational database, including a brief history and how it has transformed in the cloud era. Then, we will look at the rise of developer-friendly NoSQL databases that are workload-optimized, and explore how relational databases have evolved in response to the NoSQL phenomenon. Finally, we will discuss how the latest generation of relational databases have become native to the cloud and fully managed as a service. We will dive deep on AWS’s own relational database built for the cloud, Amazon Aurora, and look at how its customers are using its cloud-native capabilities to their advantage.

Speaker Bio

Larry Weber leads the team that is responsible for bringing AWS database and data migration services to market. From commercial through open source databases, as well as AWS’s own Amazon Aurora, these managed data services are empowering organizations across the globe. Prior to this role, Larry ran product marketing for IBM Watson Data Platform, redefining the way that developers interacted with IBM’s cloud data services. He also spent considerable time in data warehousing, launching the company’s original data warehouse appliances. Larry is a Masters of Computer Science graduate from NC State and holds a BS from Syracuse and an MBA from UNC. After many years in the Research Triangle for school and work, he now resides in Seattle, WA with his wife and two boys.

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