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Architecture Quality: Operational Manageability



You're confident that your software will handle horizontal scale to thousands of servers. But how about your operational team? Have you also architected for managing that large collection of servers? Dan Pritchett will present lessons learned at eBay and lead a discussion on how to ensure your transactional scalability doesn't ignore your architecture's manageability


Dan Pritchett is currently a Technical Fellow at eBay, and is involved in solving some of the more challenging engineering problems found anywhere on the web. His engineering career spans 25 years and includes research on relational databases, designing geographic map software, building email products, and creating scalable web applications.

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QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community.QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Sep 13, 2007

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  • Glad to see this getting attention!

    by Michael Nygard,

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    Designing for successful operations is the major focus of my book "Release It!" I'm thrilled to see more people paying attention to the interdependencies between design, development, and operations.

    Michael T. Nygard

    Author of "Release It!"

  • Great Presentation - Hopefully these concepts become much more pervasive

    by Kent Langley,

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    Thank you for sharing the information in your presentation. Many of the topics you discussed are regularly ignored, downplayed, or marginalized completely by companies and their executives. This is to the detriment of business, development, and operational effectiveness everywhere. Also, I don't think you have to be at EBay scale to gain a great deal of benefit from implementation of many of the concepts touched on in this presentation. Great stuff!

    Best Regards,

    Kent Langley

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