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From Propeller to Jet - Changing your engines mid flight

October 17, 2018

Talk Abstract

Don’t you love signing in to your favorite application only to find out it’s undergoing scheduled maintenance? I know I don’t! Designing scalable systems is a challenge all software engineers face. Ultimately this means you will find yourself in a situation where you need to upgrade your software engines for better performance. In this session, I will guide you through the experience of swapping out PagerDuty’s original prop engine consisting of a Cassandra queue-based system to that of a 747 which utilizes Kafka not only for ingestion of customer data but also internal heuristics and back pressure support.

Kafka Summit SF - Oct 16-17th 2018

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Chris Morris

Chris Morris is a senior software engineer based in Toronto where he attempts to solve life's problems one line at a time.