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November 17th Presentation featuring Alex Kizer from Ice Health Systems

Presentation: MySQL on Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MySQL deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy scalable MySQL deployments in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity.
Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling and replication.

Speaker: Alex Kizer, Ice Health Systems

  • Alex Kizer is an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL DBA and Developer with 17 years of experience in IT support and database administration, including high-tech manufacturing QA, project improvement, and system management
  • Over the past few years, Alex has been involved in a number of projects as a DBA, by managing a portfolio of engagements and projects supporting all aspects of development and administration for SQL Server, MS Access and MySQL databases as well as reporting design and implementation
  • Alex is currently a MySQL DBA at Ice Health Systems working on MySQL on Amazon Relational Database Service, MongoDB and Node.js data migration project

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Registration & Refreshments: 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Presentation Location: Suncor Energy Centre
West Tower  – Room 17 L
150 – 6th Ave. SW

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