Taking on a new role in AWS Database Services

As many of you know me and my work, I’ve always been passionate about building large scale distributed systems. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to work in teams that built great systems like Amazon Dynamo, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon RDS. Moreover, I had the opportunity to learn from some exceptionally smart people like Werner Vogels, Al Vermuellen and James Hamilton.

I am personally thrilled to see the momentum Dynamo has created in the NoSQL world and was personally excited to talk about in the NoSQL meetups. Similarly, I have been amazed at the rapid adoption of RDS and its Multi-AZ features.

So far, in AWS, I’ve been working as a Principal Engineer (aka Architect) in charge of the architecture and implementation of these systems. Recently, I took on a new role to manage and lead the non-relational database services team in AWS in a leadership role. I’ll be leading the SimpleDB team and couple of other internal teams and looking at ways to build scalable data access primitives. I’m super excited to to join this incredibly smart team and deliver some great systems.

On this note, I’m actively hiring for my teams, see here. If you’re interested in joining a team that is building what will be the blueprint for scalable datastores, then please send me a note (swami-removetheobvious@amazon.com). I’m looking for highly talented engineers.

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One Response to “Taking on a new role in AWS Database Services”

  1. Samuel Maftoul Says:

    Hi !
    Since you’re leading RDS team, you maybe know if one day there would be a RDS export feature that would put the result of “select into outfile” in an S3 bucket or make /var/lib/mysql on your RDS instance available as an EBS snapshot ?
    Anyway, keep up the good work !

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