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 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Ben Stopford (Confluent)
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 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Jitendra Vaidya (PlanetScale Inc.), Rafael Chacon (Slack)
In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use Vitess: a database solution for deploying, scaling and managing large MySQL Clusters. We will show an app that uses an unsharded MySQL database, migrate it to first run unsharded under Vitess and then 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 Level: Beginner
Silvia Botros (SendGrid)
Your company may not have a ‘DBA’ explicitly in the org chart. But that just means everyone on the team is at some point. And that’s ok...all the DBAs I know were accidental too. 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 their 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. Read more.
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16:3517:15 Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Heidi Waterhouse (LaunchDarkly)
I want to problematize keeping deprecated codebases around, and emphasize that mindless retention of data and code just increases our threat surfaces for attack and data corruption. Read more.