#74: The Litmus test for serverless with Kirk Kirkconnell
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In this episode, I spoke with Kirk Kirkconnell to talk about his experience with database technologies and serverless. Kirk had been involved with databases his whole career, including recently with the DynamoDB and Momento teams.

We talked about single table design with DynamoDB - when to use it and some common drawbacks to consider. We discussed the strength and weaknesses of DynamoDB DAX and when to use it vs a general-purpose caching solution like Momento.

But the big discussion was about the rise of faux serverless services and the important, yet often underrated role of scale to zero. And why there needs to be a litmus test for serverless storage services so people have a better idea of what they're getting themselves into!

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Opening theme song:
Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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