Distributed Systems

Past Presentations

Distributed Systems Theory for Practical Engineers

Distributed Systems are a complex topic. There's abundant research about it but sometimes it is hard for a beginner to know where to start. I would like to outline the main concepts of distributed systems, so the interested person can have a clear path on how to start their own research as well....

Alvaro Videla Distributed Systems Engineer
Best Practices Building Resilient Systems

Architecting for Failure covers the challenges (both technical and organizational) of constantly improving service delivery of a growing global company with a 24x7x365 service redundancy requirement. The talk focuses on best practices and lessons learned in building resilient systems. Topics...

Pablo Jensen CTO @Sportradar
10k Deploys a Day - the Skyscanner Journey So Far

Over the last 18 months, Skyscanner have embarked on a journey of containerisation and Continuous Deployment. We now do 25,000+ builds a month of 500+ distinct services in production - a massive increase in the capability to apply changes to our website and get our newest features out to our...

Stuart Davidson Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Enablement @Skyscanner
CRDTs and the Quest for Distributed Consistency

We all know how to build applications that rely on a central server. However, such centralisation is not always desirable, and recently there has been new interest in developing decentralised applications. Blockchains inevitably come up in that conversation, but when you examine them critically,...

Martin Kleppmann Software Engineer, Author, & Samza and Avro Committer
Consensus: Why Can't We All Just Agree?

Reaching agreement is never easy and distributed systems are no exception to this rule. In this talk, we take a journey though the history, to the current reality and look ahead to the future for distributed consensus. We start over three decades ago, when the field of distributed consensus began...

Heidi Howard Distributed Systems PhD Candidate @CambridgeComputerLab

Interviews

Blanca Garcia-Gil Principal Engineer on data platform @BBC

Beyond the Distributed Monolith: Rearchitecting the Big Data Platform

What are you doing now?

I am a Principal Systems Engineer at the BBC, and within the BBC I work in the area that deals with our personalizations in services. What this means is that when you sign up with an account with the BBC, then you enter all this personalization features and you can get show recommendations, you can follow shows, stay up to date by...

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Bilgin Ibryam Product Manager and former Architect @RedHat

The Evolution of Distributed Systems on Kubernetes

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are currently working on.

I currently work for Red Hat as a Product Manager. I look after Data Integration and how data integration might look like in a cloud native world. Everything is moving on Kubernetes and OpenShift including data. I look after projects such as Debezium for Change Data Capture, Data Virtualization and helping drive the roadmap.

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Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka

From Microliths To Microsystems

QCon: Your original title had Microdisservices before you changed it to the current one. What did you mean by Microdisservices?

You will get Microdisservices when you approach microservices in a too simplistic way. When you do not go all in building systems with Microservices, bringing over too much preconceptions, patterns, tools and ways of thinking, learned from years building monoliths. It’s a good way to shoot yourself in the foot and get all the...

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Martin Kleppmann Software Engineer, Author, & Samza and Avro Committer

CRDTs and the Quest for Distributed Consistency

What are you working on lately?

I've been at the University of Cambridge, doing research full time now, which is really cool, I get to go deep into interesting topics. Most of my work there has been on CRDTs, which is what I shall talk about in the talk. That is, data structures which can be modified on several different devices at the same time by several different...

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Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

What is your talk about?

You go to a lot of conferences and you hear people from Google or Netflix talking about reactive architectures or the Simian army or whatever, and it all feels quite unattainable for a lot of people. It's like this big complicated thing, there is not much like those systems. And Sky Bet has changed quite a lot over the last few years....

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