As companies re-architect their applications using serverless and containers, it’s a good time to think about how they deal with data, but many still are storing it in a way that harkens to a Prince song, according to Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of machine learning and artificial intelligence for Amazon Web Services.
“The world has changed so much, but many companies still store data like it’s 1999,” Sivasubramanian said during his keynote address on Wednesday for the AWS Summit Online -- Americas. “The cloud gives us so many better options. It frees us from the licensing and technology constraints that are common with the old-guard relational databases. When you think about it, a relational database doesn’t always make sense in a world when you’re dealing with petabytes or even exabytes of data.”
To a large extent, a relational database is like the “Swiss Army knife,” Sivasubramanian said.
“It can do many things, but it is not perfectly suited to any one task,” he said.
Sivasubramanian’s keynote focused on how AWS cloud tools and services -- and those of its partners -- help organizations innovate faster by migrating and modernizing applications and making data-driven decisions.
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