Build & maintain complex distributed systems
17–18 October 2017: Training
18–20 October 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Emergent distributed architectures: Microservices and data pipelines

Peter Bourgon (Fastly), Sean Braithwaite (Independent)
16:3517:15 Thursday, 19 October 2017
Distributed Data and Databases
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
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What you'll learn

  • Gain an overview of microservices and data pipeline architectures


Peter Bourgon and Sean Braithwaite offer an overview of microservices and data pipelines, explaining how both systems reflect the organizations and people that build them (in adherence to Conway’s law) and can be well understood in terms of their relationship to change and time. You’ll learn the virtues and vices of each architecture and get enough context to apply them coherently.

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Peter Bourgon


Peter Bourgon is a distributed systems engineer moving bytes around at Fastly. Peter is also an open source contributor.

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Sean Braithwaite


Sean Braithwaite is a data scientist and engineer based in Berlin. For the past eight years, he’s been using data for everything from data-driven art installations to real-time ad bidding. Most recently, Sean has been responsible for scaling SoundCloud’s data pipeline to handle billions of events per day.