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QCon New York 2017: Scaling Event Sourcing for Netflix Downloads

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 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.

DevOps Follow 228 Followers

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

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 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.

Architecture & Design Follow 608 Followers

Netflix: Application DDoS Protection in Microservice Architectures

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 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.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 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.

DevOps Follow 228 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 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.

Java Follow 370 Followers

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

by Michael Redlich Follow 7 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.

Architecture & Design Follow 608 Followers

Netflix Conductor, an Orchestration Engine for Microservices

by Abel Avram Follow 4 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.

DevOps Follow 228 Followers

Chaos Monkey 2.0 Runs via Spinnaker

by Abel Avram Follow 4 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.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Spring Cloud Brixton.RELEASE Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 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.

DevOps Follow 228 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 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.

DevOps Follow 228 Followers

Creating Microservice Deployment Pipelines with Netflix’s Spinnaker: A Perspective from Google

by Daniel Bryant Follow 138 Followers on  Feb 28, 2016

At the microXchg 2016 conference, held in Berlin, Rick Buskens presented “Microservice Deployment Pipelines with Spinnaker”, which discussed the collaboration between Netflix and Google on the Netflix-conceived Spinnaker continuous delivery platform. Spinnaker can be used to create build pipelines for safe and predictable deployment of microservice applications across multiple cloud providers.

Data Science Follow 269 Followers

Benchmarking Netflix Dynomite with Redis on AWS

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 03, 2016

Last year, Netflix Cloud Database Engineering (CDE) team introduced Dynomite. Dynomite is a proxy layer, aiming to turn any non-distributed database into a sharded, multi-region replication aware distributed database system. Now Netflix released a benchmark using Dynomite with Redis in AWS infrastructure.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Structure 2015 - State of the Cloud and Container Ecosystems

by Chris Swan Follow 107 Followers on  Nov 19, 2015

Rising from the ashes of GigaOm the tribal gathering of cloud elders that is Structure has returned, and got off to a strong start with Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft presenting on the State of the Cloud and Container Ecosystems. Cockcroft paid particular attention to the impact of containers, which wasn’t even a major discussion topic at the last Structure conference in 2013.

Web API Follow 112 Followers

Daniel Jacobson on Ephemeral APIs and Continuous Innovation at Netflix

by Jerome Louvel Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 17, 2015

InfoQ had the opportunity to interview Daniel Jacobson about ephemeral APIs, their link to experience-based APIs and when to consider them. He also explains why generic resource-based API architectures can run into problems at scale and why he doesn’t use an API descriptor language. Finally, he describes the various tools they built to deliver those APIs including Falcor, Scryer or Nicobar.

Cloud Follow 55 Followers

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Adds Netflix OSS Services, Docker Support

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 02, 2015 1

Today, Pivotal announced an update to Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), the commercial version of a popular open-source platform for building, deploying, and running cloud-native applications. This 1.6 release gives developers native access to a subset of Spring Cloud’s Netflix OSS services, built-in support for .NET applications, beta support for Docker images, and integrated ALM tools.

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