In his keynote presentation at AWS re:Invent last week, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels spoke of how the next generation of cloud architecture needs to be event-driven. This will be an important theme as AWS moves forward, according to one industry analyst.
“It’s important to educate about event-based architecture,” said Holger Mueller (pictured), vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research Inc. “Now, with the modern payroll designs, like you see from ADP or from Ceridian, they’re taking every payroll relevant event. It’s super important because we have more gig workers, we have more contractors, we have employees who are leaving suddenly. It’s the modern way of building software.”
Mueller spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Lisa Martin and Paul Gillin at AWS re:Invent, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed convergence in the database world and change in the AWS approach. (* Disclosure below.)
Zero-ETL for database
A more modern way for building software is also leading to convergence in the database world. AWS announced during re:Invent that the Amazon Aurora database would now support zero extract, transform and load of data with Amazon Redshift, enabling near real-time analytics and machine learning on petabytes of transactional information.
“It’s no surprise that between the two most popular databases, Aurora and RDS, they are bringing together the data with some out of the box parts,” Mueller noted. “This is one of the first few Amazon re:Invents where there was no new database announced. AWS is waking up to the enterprise which is saying: ‘I have all of these different databases and what is in them matters to me.’”
Mueller also took note of a change in the pace of announcements from the major cloud provider this year. Previous re:Invent gatherings have featured an avalanche of news from AWS over the course of the four-day event. The pace appeared to have slowed this year.
“Something is changing on the AWS side, and it’s a little bit too early to figure out what, but they are not chewing off as many big things as they used to in the past,” Mueller said. “It’s a more pedestrian pace which ultimately is good for everybody. Amazon is building more on the depth side which is good news.”
Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS re:Invent:
(* Disclosure: This is an unsponsored editorial segment. However, theCUBE is a paid media partner for AWS re:Invent. Amazon Web Services Inc. and other sponsors of theCUBE’s event coverage have no editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)