Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Schedule: Distributed Data sessions

How we leverage distributed data and state is today’s key competitive advantage. This track explores the technical challenges and lessons learned in managing distributed state in large-scale applications that reliably process millions of events per second. Learn proven strategies and gain new insights from leading practitioners into how to handle real-time data in streams and events.

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11:2012:00 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Ben Stopford (Confluent)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Ben Stopford explains how an event stream—stored in a replayable log—can be used as a source of truth, incorporating the retentive properties of a database in a system designed to share data across many teams, cloud providers, or geographies. Read more.
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13:1513:55 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Jitendra Vaidya (PlanetScale Inc.), Rafael Chacon (Slack)
Jitendra Vaidya and Rafael Chacon offer an overview of Vitess, a database solution for deploying, scaling, and managing large MySQL clusters. Jitendra and Rafael then walk you through migrating an app that uses an unsharded MySQL database to first run unsharded under Vitess and use Vitess to shard the database while continuing to serve traffic. Read more.
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14:1014:50 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Silvia Botros (SendGrid)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Your company may not have a DBA explicitly in the org chart, but that just means everyone on the team takes over the role at some point. Silvia Botros explains why that’s ok (all the DBAs she knows were accidental too) and shares tips and tricks for keeping your MySQL databases running smoothly and protecting your company’s most important asset. Read more.
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15:4016:20 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Nick Suwyn (Choice Hotels)
Data friction was a major roadblock for Choice Hotels, preventing the company from achieving its strategic vision for growth and innovation. Propagating the right data to the right teams was a costly and inefficient process that took weeks of manual effort—especially during peak seasons. Nick Suwyn explains why and how Choice Hotels adopted a DevOps and DataOps approach to solve this issue. Read more.
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16:3517:15 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Mindless retention of data and code just increases threat surfaces for attack and data corruption. Heidi Waterhouse problematizes keeping deprecated codebases around and explains why having an automated and tested way of getting rid of things that we don't need anymore may be the best way forward. Read more.