Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz
Founder / CTO, VividCortex

Website | @xaprb

Baron Schwartz is the founder and CTO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software and several books, including High Performance MySQL. He’s focused his career on learning and teaching about performance and observability of systems generally, including the view that teams are systems and culture influences their performance, and databases specifically.


11:50–12:30 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: Emerald Room
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
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If you're monitoring a lot of data in an event stream (as VividCortex does query traffic monitoring, for example), sampling the stream usefully can be a hard problem. There are all sorts of edge cases and bad consequences. This talk explains how a sketch -- a probabilistic data structure -- turned out to be the answer for us. Read more.