We are pleased to announce the formation of the Greater Philadelphia Amazon Web Services User Group (GPAWSUG). This user group is intended to be a collaborative community of AWS end-users sharing knowledge and real-world experience. All are welcome, including, but not limited to devOps professionals, developers, DBA’s, big data wranglers, and IT executives. The organizers will schedule bi-monthly presentations of interest to both AWS novices, and experts. Presentations both critical of, and favorable to, AWS products are welcome.
The group’s online home is found on Meetup.com. Members will be given early access to event seating for future events, and can participate in the group’s online discussion forums and (at their option) mailing lists. The group’s charter explains the grass-roots philosophy that guides the selection of presentation topics and the rules of engagement. To summarize: this is a private members-only group, the membership list is not to be used for marketing, and no product vendor presentations are allowed (excepting, on a limited basis, Amazon itself, as with the inaugural meeting).
The inaugural meeting of the group will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:45 PM to around 7:30 PM (EST) at Villanova University. Sanjay Kotechas from Amazon Web Services will discuss how to integrate AWS’ data warehousing product, Redshift, into your solutions.
Light dinner fare (a sandwich bar) will be served.
You need not join the Meetup.com group to attend the meeting, but you must RSVP using EventBrite.
Amazon Redshift is a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can launch a Redshift cluster, starting with a few hundred gigabytes and scaling to a petabyte or more, for under $1,000 per terabyte per year. Continue Reading…