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  • Failsafe 2.0 Released with Composable Resilience Policies

    Failsafe, a zero-dependency Java library for handling failures, has released version 2.0 with support for resilience policy composition and a pluggable architecture that enables custom policy service providers.

  • The Human Side of Microservices

    A microservices architecture is a game changer for team communication, not a purely technical solution. If different teams don’t have stable, direct communication channels, the software they produce will suffer. The five key properties crucial for a successful microservices implementation are zero-configuration, auto-discovery, high redundancy, self-healing, and fault tolerance.

  • Gremlin Releases Application Level Fault Injection (ALFI) Platform for Targeted Chaos Experiments

    Gremlin Inc has released their second product offering in the “Failure-as-a-Service” domain– Application-Level Fault Injection (ALFI). Building upon their initial platform that facilitated engineers in creating and running chaos experiments at the infrastructure level, ALFI enables failure injection at the application level via a native language library.

  • How to Achieve a Resilient Architecture

    To manage systems at scale you must push your system almost to the breaking point, but still be able to recover – and embrace failures, Adrian Hornsby writes in two blog posts sharing his experiences from working with large-scale systems for more than a decade, and the patterns he has found useful.

  • Chaos Engineering at LinkedIn: The “LinkedOut” Failure Injection Testing Framework

    The LinkedIn Engineering team has recently discussed their “LinkedOut” failure injection testing framework. Hypotheses about service resilience can be formulated and failure triggers injected via the LinkedIn LiX A/B testing framework or via data in a cookie that is passed through the call stack using the Invocation Context (IC) framework. Failure scenarios include errors, delays and timeouts.

  • Microservices Resiliency and Fault Tolerance Using Istio and Kubernetes

    Animesh Singh and Tommy Li from IBM spoke at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference about the microservices resiliency and fault tolerance leveraging Istio framework. They also showed how to configure and use circuit breakers and other resiliency features using Istio.

  • Chaos Engineering at Twilio

    The Twilio team describes their foray into Chaos Engineering where they use Gremlin to inject failures into their homegrown queuing system shards to test for automated recovery.

  • What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

    The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • Expedia's Journey toward Site Resiliency: Embracing Chaos Testing in Dev and Production at QCon SF

    At QCon SF, Sahar Samiei and Willie Wheeler presented “Expedia’s Journey Toward Site Resiliency”, and discussed the building of a community of practice around resilience testing within Expedia. The results have generally been positive: Netflix’s Chaos Monkey has been running daily in production since May 15th; and resilience tests have been added to four Tier 1 service pipelines.

  • Relearning Functional Service Design for Microservices: Uwe Friedrichsen at microXchg

    The opening talk of the microXchg microservices conference was delivered by Uwe Friedrichsen, and discussed “Resilient Functional Service Design”. Key takeaways included: microservice developers should learn about fault tolerant design patterns and caching; understanding Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and modularity is vital; and aim for replaceability of components rather than reuse.

  • Google Kick-Starts Git Ketch: A Fault-Tolerant Git Management System

    Although development has only started, Google has announced their first commits of Git Ketch, a multi-master Git management system that replicates information across multiple Git servers for resilience and scalability. The changes are based on JGit, a Java-based Git server, although other Git servers may be part of the multi-master cluster.

  • FoundationDB SQL Layer: Storing SQL Data in a NoSQL Database

    FoundationDB has announced the general availability of SQL Layer, and ANSI SQL engine that runs on top of their key-value store. The result is a relational database backed up by a scalable, fault-tolerant, shared-nothing, distributed NoSQL store with support for multi-key ACID transactions.

  • Refreshed AWS Trusted Advisor Offers Several Free Checks

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently integrated the AWS Trusted Advisor into the AWS Management Console and made four security and service limit checks available at no charge. Additional checks from the security, performance, fault tolerance and cost optimization categories remain part of their Business and Enterprise support tiers.

  • The Netflix API Optimization Story

    The Netflix API optimization story is an interesting journey from a generic one-size-fits-all static REST API architecture to a more dynamic architecture that lends power to the client team to define and deploy their custom service endpoints. InfoQ spoke to Ben Christensen regarding this client adapter layer as well as the services layer redesign.

  • 10gen: MongoDB’s Fault Tolerance Is Not Broken

    A Cornell University professor claims MongoDB’s fault tolerance system is “broken by design”. 10gen responds through its Technical Director, rejecting the claims.

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