Life After Sharding: Monitoring and Managing a Complex Data Cloud

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Location: E143
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As application data grows rapidly, and data systems struggle to keep up, many have turned to sharding their data or using NoSQL solutions. These new complex systems or “data clouds” present a new array of challenges once deployed to production and in the cloud. Ops and Dev teams need to find a new way to safely operate a data cloud in production, 24 X 7, while meeting application SLAs. But while many have talked about how to shard, there has been little mention of how to manage a data cloud in production. Many proven tools and techniques are available for managing a single database and its platform, but there is virtually nothing off-the-shelf to manage a data cloud.

In this talk, we will discuss the keys to running a successful data cloud in production:

  • Measure performance across your data cloud and per shard deep dives
  • Unified alerting: global and per shard
  • Single point of access to data across the cloud (view or modify data/metadata in your cloud)
  • Synchronized management and maintenance tasks (backups, schema upgrades, configuration changes)

Furthermore, I will discuss how these solutions apply to those running NoSQL data systems, which is just another form of a data cloud.

This session is sponsored by AppDynamics

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Boris Livshutz


Boris leads the Server Data Team at AppDynamics, where he works with customers to monitor and manage mission critical applications in the cloud — many of which are deployed in public clouds with well over 5,000 Java Virtual Machines (JVMs).


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