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Netflix Keystone Real-Time Stream Processing Platform

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Netflix recently published a post in their tech blog discussing the design considerations and insights of Keystone, their Real-time stream processing platform. Keystone has been operational since December 2015 and has grown significantly over the years as Netflix subscribers have grown from 65 to over 130 million in the past 3 years. This article follows on the latest state of Keystone platform...

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Scaling Push Messaging for Millions of Devices @Netflix - Susheel Aroskar at QCon NY

by Srini Penchikala Follow 37 Followers on  Jul 16, 2018 1

Susheel Aroskar from Netflix's Engineering team spoke at the recent QCon New York 2018 Conference about Zuul Push, a scalable push notification service that asynchronously pushes data like personalized movie recommendations from cloud to devices.

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Full Cycle Developers at Netflix: from Mindsets to Self-Service Tooling

by Daniel Bryant Follow 760 Followers on  Jun 17, 2018 1

The Netflix Tech Blog has shared the story of the “Edge Engineering” team’s journey of experimenting with approaches to building and operating services, which has culminated in “Full Cycle Developers”. This approach is showing promise with Netflix, where developers are responsible for certain operational aspects of service delivery, and are supported through a range of self-service tooling.

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Netflix Open Sources Its Container Management Platform "Titus"

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Apr 28, 2018

Netflix announced the open sourcing of their container management platform called Titus. Titus is built on top of Apache Mesos and runs on AWS EC2.

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Designing Services for Resilience: Nora Jones Discusses Netflix Chaos Engineering at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 760 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At QCon SF Nora Jones presented “Designing Services for Resilience Experiments: Lessons from Netflix”. Key takeaways from the talk included: the customer experience is a priority; designing for resiliency testability is a shared responsibility; configuration changes can cause outages; and engineers should have have explicit monitoring in place to detect antipatterns in configuration changes.

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QCon New York 2017: Scaling Event Sourcing for Netflix Downloads

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

Phillipa Avery, senior software engineer at Netflix, and Robert Reta, senior software engineer at Netflix, presented their Cassandra-backed event sourcing architecture at QCon New York 2017. Currently, it powers the download feature in Netflix, and was summarised as something which improved the flexibility, reliability, scalability and debuggability of their services.

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Chaos Engineering at QCon New York 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

Nora Jones, senior chaos engineer at Netflix, talked about chaos engineering at QCon New York 2017. She presents different stages of chaos engineering adoption and gives stories from her previous experiences at Jet and Netflix.

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Netflix: Application DDoS Protection in Microservice Architectures

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 29, 2017

Strategies for mitigating application DDoS in microservice architectures have just been published in a blog by Netflix. It includes an overview of how to identify requests which trigger these attacks, how to test them with their open source Repulsive Grizzly and Cloud Kraken frameworks, and finally some best practices for protecting a system from them.

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A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix: Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi at QCon NYC

by Daniel Bryant Follow 760 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

At QCon New York 2017,  Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi presented “A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix”. Key takeaways from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud include: expect problematic containers and workloads; there is continued need for cloud to evolve for containers; and it has been worth the effort due to value containers unlock.

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The "Paved Road" PaaS for Microservices at Netflix: Yunong Xiao at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 760 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017, Yunong Xiao presented “The Paved PaaS to Microservices at Netflix” which discussed how the Netflix Platform as a Service (PaaS) assists with maintaining the balance between the culture of freedom and responsibility and the overall organisational goals of velocity and reliability.

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Netflix Introduces Hollow, a Java Library for Processing In-Memory Datasets

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017

Netflix recently introduced Hollow, a Java library and toolset for processing in-memory datasets that aren’t characterized as “big data.” A single producer provides datasets from which many consumers have read-only access. The communication mechanism between producer and consumer includes real-time dataset changes.

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Netflix Conductor, an Orchestration Engine for Microservices

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 20, 2016 4

Netflix has developed an orchestration engine called “Conductor”, and has used it internally in production for the last year . During this time they executed some 2.6 million process workflows, starting with linear ones and ending with dynamic ones running over multiple days. Now they have open sourced Conductor, making it available to all those interested in workflow orchestration.

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Chaos Monkey 2.0 Runs via Spinnaker

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 24, 2016

Netflix has recently made available the source code of the Chaos Monkey 2.0. The latest iteration of the resilience tool is fully integrated with Spinnaker and event tracking systems, but the SSH support has been removed.

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Spring Cloud Brixton.RELEASE Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 13, 2016

On May 11th, 2016 Pivotal announced that their latest release of Spring Cloud has reached General Availability (GA). InfoQ recently had the chance to chat with Pieter Humphrey, consulting product marketing manager at Pivotal, to gain further insight into this release and the state of their platform.

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“Monkeys in Labs Coats”: Applied Failure Testing Research at Netflix

by Daniel Bryant Follow 760 Followers on  Mar 27, 2016 1

At QCon London 2016 Peter Alvaro and Kolton Andrus shared lessons learned from a fruitful collaboration between academia and industry, which ultimately resulted in the creation of a novel method for automating failure injection testing at Netflix. Core learnings included: work backwards from what you know; meet in the middle; and adapt the theory to the reality.

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