This blog post summarizes a presentation by Matt Stephenson at PulumiUP 2023. Matt Stephenson is Senior Principal Software Engineer for Starburst Data and a Puluminary member. He’s deeply involved in the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) space, having contributed to Ansible, been a core contributor to Apache jclouds, and has written many Terraform plugins. He leads infrastructure architecture at Starburst and originally introduced Pulumi to the company. Starburst provides a data lake analytics platform that’s powered by Trino - an open-source distributed SQL query engine designed for running fast analytic queries across large datasets in multiple data sources.
This blog post summarizes a presentation by Dennis Sauvé at PulumiUP 2023. Washington Trust Bank, the largest independently-owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, has served personal, private, commercial and wealth management clients throughout the region since 1902. It has assets exceeding $11 billion and currently has 42 branches and offices in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As an FDIC-governed financial institution, it is imperative for the bank to maintain secure, reliable, and compliant cloud resources to protect clients’ personal data.
The story of how the cloud fuels startup innovation seems never ending. In the beginning, AWS birthed cloud computing with its first service, SQS, in 2004 and quickly released several additional services (like S3, EC2, and SimpleDB). From this innovation, startups flourished because they were able to build, experiment, and grow faster than before at much lower cost. Airbnb, Netflix, Zynga, and many more were born, and the rest is history.