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Nonconformist Resilience: DB-backed Job Queues
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| by John Mileham Follow 0 Followers on Sep 12, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London, Mar 4 - 6, 2019. Save an extra £75.00 with INFOQ75!

John Mileham presents how they use, deploy, and even love Delayed::Job (a database-backed job queue) at Betterment for its transactional enqueue semantics, safe retry with exponential backoff, and its storage model, which lends itself to simple but powerful SLA-based monitoring and alerting. DJ enables engineers to pour their creativity into their features and get resilience by default.


John Mileham is VP of Architecture at Betterment. After a decade building industry-defining products like Berklee Online, he decided to switch to FinTech where he could build industry-defining products that must also protect people's life savings and most sensitive personal information, first at ImpulseSave, and now Betterment.

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