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"ZooKeeper for the Skeptical Architect" from RICON East

June 26, 2013

Camille Fournier is the VP of Technical Architecture at Rent the Runway and is an expert in distributed systems and ZooKeeper. She was also one of the speakers at RICON East, Basho’s distributed systems conference. Her talk was entitled, “ZooKeeper for the Skeptical Architect.”

ZooKeeper has become quite ubiquitous, since it’s the core component of the Hadoop ecosystem and enables high availability for systems like Redis and Solr. However, as Camille points out, just because something’s popular, doesn’t mean you should use it. To help you decide whether ZooKeeper is right for you, she goes over the core uses of ZooKeeper in the wild and why it is suited to these use cases. She also talks about systems that don’t use ZooKeeper and why that can be the right decision. Finally, she discusses the common challenges of running ZooKeeper as a service and things to look out for when architecting a deployment. Her full talk is below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4uwKP7WJFk&w=640&h=390]

You can also check out her slide deck here.

If you’re interested in speaking at RICON West (Oct. 29-30th in San Francisco), we are now accepting proposals through July 1st. If you’re interested in attending, you can purchase early bird tickets here.

Basho

RICON East Speakers Announced

April 11, 2013

On May 13-14, RICON East will take place in New York City – with tickets still available here. RICON is Basho’s series of distributed system conferences for developers. We first launched RICON last October at the sold out San Francisco show. This year, we have three conferences scheduled across the globe, with the first in New York.

RICON East will bring together developers, engineers, architects, and scientists to discuss Riak, as well as key emerging research areas and approaches to solving the challenges faced by the industry today.

Earlier this week, the confirmed speaker line-up was released and can be found here. Here’s a look at some of the speakers:

  • Dr. Margo L. Seltzer, Professor at Harvard University
  • Rich Hickey, Creator of Clojure, Datomic
  • Camille Fournier, VP of Architecture at Rent the Runway
  • Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bitly
  • Theo Schlossnagle, Founder and CEO at OmniTI
  • Ed Laczynski, VP of Cloud Strategy and Architecture at Datapipe
  • Brian Akins, Chief Operations Engineer at Turner Broadcasting System
  • Sathish Gaddipati, VP of Enterprise Data at The Weather Channel
  • Michajlo Matijkiw, Senior Software Engineer at Comcast

Many Basho engineers will also be speaking throughout the conference, including: Andy Gross, Sean Cribbs, Matthew Von-Maszewski, Ryan Zezeski, and Chris Tilt.

If you still haven’t purchased your tickets, there are still some available here! Also check out some of last year’s amazing talks or reach out to Mark Phillips if you’re interested in group ticket discounts or sponsorships opportunities

See you in New York!

Basho