Presentation: Microservices and Response Time Behavior

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track III

Location: Shubert - Uris, 6th fl.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Wednesday


Responsiveness matters. Usually. But in deployments that make heavy use of Microservices, responsiveness becomes a [more] complicated thing to manage, model, monitor and think about. Understanding the behavior of composite applications gets "interesting" when the responsiveness behavior at an individual microservice level can have wide ranging and compounded effects. In this talk, Gil Tene will discuss Response Time measurement, characterization, and monitoring concerns that are specific to microservices. Along with discussing the challenges that common monitoring, management, and modeling techniques present, and where intuition will often fail us, we will touch on some good practices for real world management of microservice responsiveness.

Speaker: Gil Tene

CTO & Co-Founder @AzulSystems

Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His pet focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. Gil is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, and an official JavaOne Rock Star. He pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms. In past lives, he also designed and built operating systems, network switches, firewalls, and laser based mosquito interception systems.

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