Presentation: Managing Big Storage Clusters


11:50am - 12:40pm



Distributed databases are complex systems with multiple dependencies that must be maintained in order to conserve correctness. Manhattan, Twitter's primary distributed key-valve store, has many differing capabilities that require careful and subtly different orchestration while operating on the cluster in order to deploy new versions or add and remove nodes. This talk will touch on the evolution of Manhattan's automated cluster management service, cover some of the complications involved in operating large featureful storage clusters, and discuss the importance of generalized infrastructure for the sanity of your team members.

Speaker: Boaz Avital

Tech Lead of Manhattan Team @Twitter

Boaz (@bx) is the tech lead for key-value storage and one of the original engineers on the Manhattan team at Twitter. His work at Twitter has been primarily focused around building a distributed database from the ground up to support one of the highest traffic websites on the internet.

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