Microservices

Microservices are really beneficial if they're aligned with your business stream of value. When you're considering moving to microservices, make sure they're actually addressing the problems that you're having. Take a look at these presentations so you can assess what is the best move for you or your company.

Past Presentations

Logistics as a Service: Building the Ocado Smart Platform

Selling groceries online at a profit is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of retail. The Ocado Smart Platform is the result of 15 years of learning through the application of technology to this domain, from control protocols for an army of 1000 warehouse robots, through optimising...

Paul Sweetman Head of Software Architecture @Ocado
Alex Harvey Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems @Ocado
Debugging Microservices Applications

The mainstreaming of containerization and microservices is raising a critical question by both developers and operators: how do we debug all this? Debugging microservices applications is a difficult task. The state of the application is spread across multiple microservices, and it is hard to get...

Idit Levine Founder and CEO of solo.io & Creator of Squash
Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

Companies are redefining their businesses by building models and learning from data. Whether it is using data science to predict their best sales and marketing targets, automating digital customer interactions using bots, or reducing waste in logistics and manufacturing - Artificial Intelligence...

Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein
3 Common Pitfalls in Microservice Integration

Integrating microservices and taming distributed systems is hard. In this talk I will present three challenges we observed in real-life projects and discuss how to avoid them.1. Communication is complex. With everything being distributed failures are normal so you need sophisticated failure...

Bernd Ruecker Co-founder and chief technologist @Camunda
How to Re-Architect Without Breaking Stuff

Monolith to Microservices: In the rush to replatform apps, the NGINX open source project is often drafted in, and this gives us a unique perspective on how organizations face the technical challenges of keeping the lights on while all around is in chaos. In this session, Owen will share some of...

Owen Garrett Head of Products @NGINX
Mature Microservices and How to Operate Them

At the Financial Times, we built our first microservices in 2013. We like a microservices-based approach, because by breaking up the system into lots of independently deployable services - making releases small, quick and reversible - we can deliver more value, more quickly, to our...

Sarah Wells Technical Director for Operations and Reliability @FT (Financial Times)

Interviews

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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Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Colin Breck Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla

What Lies Between: The Challenge of Operationalising Microservices

What is the work you’re doing today?

I build and operate software platforms for monitoring, aggregating, optimizing, and controlling renewable-energy assets, including energy production, battery storage, grid services, and electric-vehicle charging. These platforms leverage microservices and reactive-systems principles. I am most focused on mentoring and growing teams,...

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