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O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
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Executive Briefing: AWS technology trends—Data lakes and analytics

Nikki Rouda (Amazon Web Services)
14:5515:35 Thursday, 2 May 2019
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What you'll learn

  • Understand how data lakes and analytics are evolving
  • Explore serverless analytics, cloud-based analytics, and strategies for engaging the organization


Nikki Rouda shares key trends in data lakes and analytics and explains how they shape the services offered by AWS. Specific topics include the rise of machine-generated data and semistructured and unstructured data as dominant sources of new data, the move toward serverless, SPI (server, platform, and infrastructure)-centric computing, and the growing need for local access to data from users around the world.

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Nikki Rouda

Amazon Web Services

Nikki Rouda is a principal product marketing manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Nikki has decades of experience leading enterprise big data, analytics, and data center infrastructure initiatives. Previously, he held senior positions at Cloudera, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Riverbed, NetApp, Veritas, and UK-based (an early consumer IoT startup). Nikki holds an MBA from Cambridge’s Judge Business School and an ScB in geophysics from Brown University.