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

Schedule: Distributed Systems sessions

Failure is inevitable given the complexity of our systems and their distributed nature. This track dives deep into the principles and practices for designing and managing systems that are secure, robust, adaptable, and can recover gracefully from failure.

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16:3517:15 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Looking at a service in isolation in a multiservice architecture simply does not give you enough information. Distributed tracing tools shine a light on the relationship between components. José Carlos Chávez explains how distributed tracing works, what you can use it for, and how tools like Zipkin can help. Read more.
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11:2012:00 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Ria Bhatia (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Join Ria Bhatia to learn what "distributed application" actually means and explore the day-one gains you get as a developer or operator. You'll discover what makes an application distributed as Ria leads a live-coding session to build an app from scratch. Read more.
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13:1513:55 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Félix López Luis offers an introduction to gossip protocols, using a simulator to demonstrate how they behave when there are challenges like network partitions and faulty nodes. Read more.
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14:1014:50 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
Amy Boyle (New Relic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Amy Boyle walks you through building, scaling, and monitoring a stream processing pipeline. Read more.
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15:4016:20 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Ellen Korbes (garden.io)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
The popularity of Kubernetes has brought distributed systems to the masses, disrupting the way developers code, build, test, and deploy. Ellen Körbes offers an overview of the Garden framework, a free, open source toolset aimed at bringing monolith simplicity now to the multiservice world. Read more.
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16:3517:15 Friday, 2 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
John Doran (Phorest)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Phorest's platform hit huge scaling issues as its business grew. John Doran shares the ups and downs of coping with a rapidly scaling product and explains how the system got into that state of distress, what Phorest could have done earlier to avoid it, and how the company addressed the problem by adapting a continuous improvement mindset, using distributed architecture, Docker, and AWS. Read more.