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Building and Operating a Serverless Data Pipeline

At Intent our machine learning platform processes real-time and historical data to predict user intent on billions of page views a month.  At the heart of this system is a serverless data pipeline that allows us to gather, process, store, and analyze data from disparate data sources....

Will Norman Director Of Engineering at Intent
Thinking Methods - Systems Thinking at Work and Play

Complexity creates fun in the games we play and bugs in the code we squash. Thinking in systems focuses on understanding the context of this complexity through the patterns and structures around us; a perfect complement to Agile's small iterable steps.  Software features and bugs do not...

Wil Wade Senior Technical Lead @carbonfive
Alibaba Container Platform Infrastructure - a Kubernetes Approach

As one of the biggest data companies in the world, Alibaba provides thousands of on-line/off-line services to various customers to support their business. Most of the Alibaba applications are fully containerized and run on top of Alibaba container platform which manages huge number of...

Fei Guo Senior Staff Engineer in Alibaba Container Platform Group
How to Evolve Kubernetes Resource Management Model

Built with Linux container and cgroup technologies, Kubernetes provides an efficient  framework for deploying different kinds of application workloads across multiple machines and compute platforms. Over the past five years, Kubernetes has evolved to support increasingly complex and diverse...

Jiaying Zhang Software Engineer @Google Kubernetes team
The Service Mesh: It's About Traffic

The "cloud native" ecosystem---largely centered around Kubernetes and microservice architectures---has taken the industry by storm. As teams rush into this brave new world, they quickly find that there's a need for a new set of instrumentation and tooling primitives. This can be...

Oliver Gould Co-Founder & CTO @BuoyantIO
Introduction to SMI the Service Mesh Interface)

Recently a consortium of companies released a generic interface for service mesh technology. The goal of this abstraction layer is to provide an easy to consume API that can be implemented by many different service mesh implementations (e.g. Istio, Linkerd, Consul Connect, etc). In providing an...

Brendan Burns Co-Founder of the Kubernetes Open Source Project & Distinguished Engineer @Microsoft

Interviews

Will Norman Director Of Engineering at Intent

Building and Operating a Serverless Data Pipeline

What is the focus of your work these days?

I'm the lead of the data platform team at Intent. Intent is a data science company that helps commerce sites maximize the value for each person who visits their site. Our main product is an ad network that runs on travel sites. On the data platform team we oversee our data pipeline, that collects data from ad servers and various...

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Wil Wade Senior Technical Lead @carbonfive

Thinking Methods - Systems Thinking at Work and Play

What is the focus of your work today?

I work at Carbon Five as a consultant. Carbon Five is really well known for pragmatically applying agile in a ton of different situations from startup to Fortune 500. On every project that I come into, it ends up being kind of the same concept of coming into a team and coming together to either create or make changes to both a product...

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Fei Guo Senior Staff Engineer in Alibaba Container Platform Group

Alibaba Container Platform Infrastructure - a Kubernetes Approach

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm currently working on Alibaba Container Platform team, focusing on the integration of the Kubernetes including extending it for our workloads and needs in terms of creating new controllers making the Scheduler more scalable and providing native Kubernetes API to the upper pass layer demanded by other clients in the Alibaba cloud...

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Jiaying Zhang Software Engineer @Google Kubernetes team

How to Evolve Kubernetes Resource Management Model

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm mostly working on two major things: a) Improve Kubernetes reliability in terms of resource isolation. We want to provide better isolation between containers by hardening the resource model. b) We also attempt to see how we can better support other non-primary resources such as GPU.

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Oliver Gould Co-Founder & CTO @BuoyantIO

The Service Mesh: It's About Traffic

Tell me a bit about you, Buoyant and Linkerd.

Before Buoyant I worked with large Internet companies, Yahoo and Twitter, and Twitter is where I learned the most about what we're doing at Buoyant and with Linkerd. Twitter is working on a framework called Finagle. We're building on a microservice architecture. At Twitter we didn't have those terms or the awareness that...

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Petrica Voicu Software Engineer @PayPal Kenneth Kang Software Engineer @PayPal

Scaling DB Access for Billions of Queries Per Day @PayPal

What is the focus of your work today?

Petrica: I am working on developing Hera, which is High Efficiency Reliable Access to data sources, basically a proxy to databases. We support Oracle and MySQL. Hera helps PayPal scale.

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