Corporate Connection/FoCS - Swami Sivasubramanian/Amazon, "Reliability at Massive Scale", ACES 2.302; reception to follow in Connector Lobby

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Type of Talk: Corporate Connection/FoCS


liation: Swami Sivasubramanian/Amazon

Talk Audience: Graduate St

udents and Undergraduate Students

Date/Time: Tuesday, September
20, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with reception to follow


: ACES 2.302 - talk; Connector Lobby - reception

Host: UTCS FoC


Talk Title: "Reliability at Massive Scale"
Talk Abstract: Reliability at massive scale is one of the bigget challe

nges we face at, one of the largest e-commerce operations in th

e world; even the slightest outage has significant financial consequences

and impacts customer trust. The platform, which provides servic

es for many websites worldwide, is implemented on top of an infrastructure
of tens of thousands of servers and network components located in many dat

acenters around the world. At this scale, small and large components fail

continuously and the way persistent state is managed in the face of these f

ailures drices the reliability and scalability of the software systems. In

this talk, Swami Sivasubramanian will present the desgn and implementation
of Dynamo, a highly available key-value storage system that some of Amazo

n''s core services use to provide an "always-on" experience. He
will also compare and contrast the efforts in making a highly available re

lational database.

Speaker Bio: Swami Sivasubramanian is a Sr. M

anager and Architect with Amazon Web Services. He architected several of Am

azon systems including Amazon Dynamo, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon RDS, Ama

zon''s Paxos based lock service and is now managing multiple technologies w

ith AWS Database Services.