Presentation: "Designing a Scalable Twitter - Patterns for Designing Scalable Real-Time Web Applications"

Time: Thursday 16:30 - 17:30

Location: Concordia


Twitter is a good example for next generation real-time web applications, but building such an application imposes challenges such as handling an every growing volume of tweets and responses, as well as a large number of concurrent users, who continually “listen” for tweets from users (or topics) they follow.

During this session we will review some of the key design principles addressing these challenges, including alternatives “NoSQL” alternatives and blackboard patterns. We will be using Twitter as a use case, while learning how to apply these to any real-time we application.

Nati Shalom

 Nati  Shalom

Nati Shalom is the CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. He is also the Head of the Israeli Grid consortium. He has more then 10 years of experience with distributed technology and architecture namely CORBA, Jini, J2EE, Grid and SOA.

As a technology visionary, he is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is actively involved in evangelizing Space Based Architecture and Data Grid patterns.