Benchmark: Beyond Aurora. Scale-out SQL databases for AWS. Later, Docker Basics.

Summary: As enterprises move to AWS, they have great choices for MySQL compatible databases. Knowing the best database for the specific job can save you time and money. At the February meeting, we will discuss high-performance databases for AWS and share our findings based on a benchmark test that simulates the workload of a high-transaction AWS-based solution.

If you work with high transactional workloads, and you need a relational database to keep track of economically valuable items like revenue, inventory and monetary transactions, we invite you to come and participate in a discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of Aurora and other MySQL solutions for AWS.

Speaker Bio: Lokesh Khosla is a big data and information management expert with a passion for helping companies transform their data into powerful information so they can better manage their financial and operational performance. He brings with him more than a decade of experience in implementing databases in operational database as well as Analytics solutions with hands-on experience in component of the software development lifecycle. This experience, combined with business acumen is proven to be a winning combination for our clients.

Lokesh’s role within Magnus Data is to oversee large-scale major technology projects where scalability and performance are up prime importance. Lokesh has led teams to build solutions for organizations in financial, content management and retail.


  • 6:30 to 7:00 Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00 to 8:00 Benchmark: Beyond Aurora. Lokesh Khosla
  • 8:00 to 8:30 Docker Basics – Q&A style – John Varghese