Elastic Scaling

A session at React San Francisco 2014

Tuesday 18th November, 2014

1:30pm to 2:30pm (PST)

Building highly-available and fault-tolerant distributed systems is hard enough, but making them elastic is even harder. Elastic distributed systems enable operators to reduce costs (by deallocating resources when they are unnecessary) and increase overall throughput (by reallocating resources where they can be used more effectively).

In this talk I’ll introduce elasticity with concrete examples from parallel computing before exploring some of the fundamentals of building elastic distributed systems, specifically addressing software architectural patterns that promote versus deter elasticity. In addition to what it takes to build elastic distributed systems I’ll discuss the compute infrastructure necessary for supporting them, drawing on some of the primitives provided by Apache Mesos for illustration.

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Benjamin Hindman

Co-Creator, Apache Mesos. Hacks at Twitter.

Ben Hindman is one of the creators of Apache Mesos, a platform for building and running resource-efficient distributed systems at scale. Ben started working on Mesos as a PhD student at Berkeley before he brought it to Twitter where it runs on thousands of machines. An academic at heart, his research in programming languages and distributed systems has been published in leading academic conferences.

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Time 1:30pm2:30pm PST

Date Tue 18th November 2014

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