AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2014

Exactly one week from today, the travelling AWS Summit will reach sunny and humid Tel Aviv for a day. The team and I have already been to a couple of these, and one thing I’ve noticed is that while the Summit’s venue changes, its program remains practically static. Whether in Berlin, New York or Tel Aviv, the AWS Summit delivers lots of relevant information in a repeatable and respected manner. It’s no secret that I (and a lot of other folks) admire Amazon’s ability to scale operations, and that admiration definitely extends to the company’s events.

Redis is proud to sponsor yet another AWS Summit, and we welcome you to visit our booth and learn how to supercharge your app with blazing fast Redis! If you’re planning to attend, just make sure that you’ve registered there (for free) to secure your spot.

As a veteran of the AWS Summit, I’ve already attended most of the sessions so I’ll can recommend wholeheartedly that you listen to How and When to Use NoSQL Databases as well as Maximizing EC2 and Elastic Block Store Disk Performance (Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:30pm and 2:20pm, respectively). If this is your first AWS Summit or even if you attended last year, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of new and interesting sessions in the agenda, and of course the keynote by Dr. Vogel is a must.

Another must-attend activity AWS is organizing is its “Bar Takeover” days. The idea is simple and effective: rent a comfortable place, bring interesting speakers, provide lubrication in the form of snacks and beverages, add some giveaways and BAM! You’ve instantly got the hottest techie gathering in town 🙂 I like this format even better than the “formal” Summit, and not only because there’s free food and drinks. Informal bar takeovers are much better for networking and unwinding, and from my experience, the connections I make and the information I pick up in these more social events are invaluable.

If you feel the same, then I’d like to invite you to a free AWS Partner presentation – How to Build A Top Mobile App using AWS and Redis – on Tuesday, September 16th at 4pm at Casa Veranda, 32 Rothschild Blvd. This presentation will be given by one of our Redis Cloud customers, Max Rabin from, and I can assure you based on my behind-the-scenes knowledge that the story he has to tell is fascinating! (Just remember to register separately for our bar takeover event).

Questions? Feedback? Shout at me – I’m highly available 🙂