Islands of node in a sea of big data

Glenn Block (Extend)
2:15pm–2:45pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 10
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In this presentation, Glenn Block discusses how Splunk uses node.js in its products. Surprising, huh? Node shows up in various islands of Splunk’s architecture from the Splunk Server, to middleware components, and finally in the SDKs. The focus here is on real world usage, the specific places where we chose to use node and why, as well as the team’s experiences deploying it into production. What’s Splunk? It’s a product designed for data ingest and query for massive realtime data work loads. It is used by some of the largest organizations in the world.

This session is sponsored by Splunk.

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Glenn Block


By day Glenn Block works at Splunk making it easier for developers to work with Big Data as he drives development of Splunk’s Dev platform. By night, Glenn is an active maintainer and contributor of several OSS projects including scriptcs ( He is a polyglot with his most recent favorite language being node.js, and he is very passionate about Web API development. Glenn is a frequent speaker internationally on various topics that affect developers and a published OReilly author. You can find him tweeting as @gblock into the wee hours of the night.