Picking the right AWS backend for your Java app

Julien SimonThe AWS Guy

When it comes to data processing, software applications have many different requirements, which cannot be satisfied by a single backend. This is why AWS has built a number of data services, such as DynamoDB, RDS, EMR, Redshift and Athena. In this technical session, you will learn about their respective strengths and how you can best use them in your Java apps. We'll give you pragmatic real-life advice on what these backend mean technically, operationally and financially. No solution is perfect, you need to be aware of the trade-offs. Of course, code and live demos will illustrate the discussion.


Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. Before joining AWS, Julien served for 10 years as CTO/VP Engineering in top-tier web startups. Thus, he’s particularly interested in all things architecture, deployment, performance, scalability and data. As a Principal Technical Evangelist, Julien speaks very frequently at conferences and technical workshops, where he meets developers and enterprises to help them bring their ideas to life thanks to the Amazon Web Services infrastructure.