Presentation: Managing Data in Microservices

Track: Microservices: Patterns and Practices

Location: Ballroom A

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, Backend Developer, Data Engineering, Data Scientist, Developer, General Software, ML Engineer

Abstract

This session is about the hard stuff -- managing data in microservices -- and about sharing proven patterns that have been successful at Google, eBay, and Stitch Fix. It begins with a quick tour of some prerequisites for being successful with microservices -- an organization of small teams with well-defined areas of responsibility; processes for test-driven development and continuous delivery; and a DevOps culture of "You Build It, You Run It."

The majority of the session is spent on managing data. It covers the need to isolate a microservice's data store behind the service interface, as well as the various persistence mechanisms for managing data. It discusses using events as a first-class tool in our architectural toolbox. It covers techniques for service extraction from a monolithic database. Then it composes those building blocks to build up patterns for handling shared data, joins, and transactions in a microservice world.

It concludes with lessons learned, as well as suggestions for how you can implement these ideas successfully in your own organization.

Speaker: Randy Shoup

VP Engineering at StitchFix, Previously @Google & @Ebay

Randy is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy is currently VP Engineering at Stitch Fix in San Francisco. He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.

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