Anurag Gupta is the Vice President of Big Data Services at AWS and is responsible for strategy and execution of Amazon Redshift, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce and AWS Data Pipeline. Prior to joining AWS, Anurag held multiple engineering management and technology leadership roles across low-level systems and applications at a range of company sizes - from large enterprises to start-ups. What's been consistent however is a bias towards high-growth environments, early-version products and deep IP. He joined Amazon because he believes that cloud computing has transformational potential and is at least as large a shift as minicomputer, client-server, and app-server based computing were for prior generations. He also believes that there is a need for significant rethinking within the data processing community as we move from a design point focused on the sharing of scarce system resources to one where the central challenge is how to take advantage of their abundance.