Ben Christensen

Ben Christensen
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

Website | @benjchristensen

Ben Christensen is a software engineer on the Netflix API Platform team responsible for fault tolerance, performance, architecture and scale while enabling millions of customers to access the Netflix experience across more than 800 different device types. Specializing in Java since the 90s and through years of web and server-side development Ben has gained particular interest and skill in building maintainable, performant, high-volume, high-impact systems. Prior to Netflix, Ben was at Apple in the iTunes division making iOS apps and media available to the world.


Operations, Mission City Ballroom B4
Ben Christensen (Netflix)
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Common patterns, production examples and operational learnings from how Netflix incorporates fault and latency tolerance into its distributed systems using circuit breakers, bulkheads and other patterns embodied in the opensource Hystrix library ( and operates them using realtime metrics and data visualization tools. Read more.


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