Cloudscape podcast episode 5: June 2018

Posted in: Podcasts, Technical Track

Welcome back to the Cloudscape Podcast! Today on the show we are once again joined by a panel of industry experts: Greg Baker who will be discussing Amazon’s AWS, Kartick Sekar discussing the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Warner Chaves discussing Microsoft Azure.

In this episode, we discuss new developments from the big three cloud services. We open this discussion with the news of Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Although quite an eyebrow-raising turn of events, the panel seems to agree that it would not mean too much change for developers and users. We then cycle through all the updates from Amazon Aurora, BigQuery, CosmosDB, Microsoft’s Always Encrypted and Kubernetes.

Our guests also expand on the new details of Stack Driver and Microsoft Kafka. With so much news in the ever-changing field of the cloud, it’s a jam-packed show that you are not going to want to miss.

Key Points From This Episode:

• Microsoft’s recent acquisition of GitHub.
• What this acquisition means for developers and users on different operating systems.
• Amazon Aurora’s new backtrack feature for correcting missteps.
• GCP’s newest development in BigQuery and numeric data types.
• Microsoft Azure’s huge step up with Cosmos DB.
• A few introductory facts about Cosmos DB for newcomers.
• AWS’ news from the EC2 front.
• Microsoft’s latest security developments and Always Encrypted.
• Quicksight and its pay model for users of different levels.
• The latest from Google Kubernetes and its increased performance capabilities.
• Amazon’s new integrated authentication logic.
• Stack Driver’s advancements in UI and API.
• Recapping Microsoft’s Kafka and Azure functions.
• This month’s Cloud Age productivity tip!
• And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Greg Baker
Kartick Sekar
Warner Chavez
Satya Nadella
Amazon Aurora Backtrack
Microsoft Build
Azure Cosmos DB
GCP Spanner
Amazon DynamoDB
Apache TinkerPop
Datascape Episode 12
GCP BigTable
Microsoft Always Encrypted
Microsoft SQL Server
Amazon Quicksight
Azure Blockchain Workbench
Amazon Cognito
GCP Stack Driver
Microsoft Apache Kafka
Microsoft MongoDB
Microsoft Cassandra API
Amazon Lambda
Tim Ferriss



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About the Author

Chris Presley loves order—making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires—and hitting the road on his motorcycle.

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