After spending a little over 18 months at Couchbase, the future is cloudy, very cloudy!
Friday, April 7th, 2017, was my last day at Couchbase. This Monday, April 10th, 2017, is my first day at Amazon.
What will I be doing?
As a Principal Open Source Technologist, my initial focus will be to make sure AWS continues to be the best platform for running your containerized solutions. Yes, we’d like you to use EC2 Container Service. But if you want to use Docker, Kubernetes, DC/OS or any other open source orchestration framework, so be it! We will continue to work with our partners and the open source community, including contributing to these projects, to make sure AWS remains the best place to run your containerized workloads.
I had a lot of fun working at a Silicon Valley startup. The amount of learning in terms of implementing the pipeline from adoption -> engagement -> monetization was immense. Working with different teams very closely, learning their machinery and helping them understand the relevance of community was quite a thrilling experience. Having significant part of the company colocated in a single location allowed a different level of interaction altogether. Working with Developer Advocacy team to meet, and quite often exceed, the metrics every month was a lot of fun.
However, for those who’ve followed me speaking at conferences and read my content over the past couple of years know that I’m passionate about containers. As Oprah Winfrey said:
Passion is energy!
Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you
This opportunity at AWS allows me to follow my heart and passion.
Some other quotes that truly symbolize my state of mind at this time …
This personal change is by no means any indication on the quality of Couchbase products. Both Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are very well positioned for enterprise adoption. N1QL allows database developers to leverage their SQL skills and apply them to a NoSQL document database. Couchbase Mobile is a unique offering that provides offline capability for mobile applications and synchronization with a backend database when online. It will continue to blaze new trails and bring new types of customers. I wish all of them good luck!
A popular saying is “change is the only constant”. And so here I go again making another change in my career. Looking forward to see you at conferences and meetups around the world.
Where will you see me?
And of course, you can follow me on twitter @arungupta to find out what’s keeping me busy!
In the meanwhile, here are some links for you to learn more about AWS:
- AWS on Twitch
- This is My Architecture that shows innovative architectural solutions on the AWS Cloud
- AWS Blog
- Follow @awscloud
Looking forward to AWSome and exciting weeks/months/years ahead!