Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
Principal Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Swami Sivasubramanian works as a GM and Architect in Amazon Web Services where he builds large scale cloud computing platforms and also manages different groups within AWS Database services. Swami has built several large scale systems in the past. Some of the well known ones include Amazon Dynamo, Amazon CloudFront and Amazon RDS (including the replication engine for RDS that does synchronous replication with automated failover). He also wrote a major part of the Amazon’s distributed lock service that is used as a foundational building block for various Amazon service infrastructure.

Swami obtained his Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam from the Computer Systems Group headed by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten van Steen. Swami has authored more than 40 refereed journals and conference papers. He also holds more than 10 patents and has more than 60 pending patent applications. He also serves in program committees of different ACM/USENIX/IEEE conferences, and also as guest editors for different IEEE/ACM magazines.


Sponsored Session, Ballroom G
Swaminathan Sivasubramanian (Amazon Web Services)
Running large scale datastores requires us to handle various challenges such as scalability, reliability, performance, and reduced operational overhead. In this talk, we will discuss how Amazon DynamoDB was designed to address these problems. Read more.


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