Architectures You've Always Wondered About

How do the internet-scale tech giants deliver exceptional user experiences while supporting millions of users and billions of operations? 

In QCon's marquee Architectures track, you will learn what it takes to operate at a massive scale from some of the best-known names in our industry. You will take away architectural patterns and anti-patterns, challenges and hard-earned lessons, and some very exciting war stories.

From this track

Session Architecture

Amazon DynamoDB: Evolution of a Hyper-Scale Cloud Database Service

Wednesday Oct 26 / 10:35AM PDT

Amazon DynamoDB is a cloud database service that provides consistent performance at any scale. Hundreds of thousands of customers rely on DynamoDB for its fundamental properties: consistent performance, availability, durability, and a fully managed serverless experience.

Speaker image - Akshat Vig
Akshat Vig

Principal Engineer NoSQL databases @awscloud

Session Architecture

Honeycomb: How We Used Serverless to Speed Up Our Servers

Wednesday Oct 26 / 11:50AM PDT

Honeycomb is the state of the art in observability: customers send us lots of data and then compose complex, ad-hoc queries. Most are simple, some are not. Some are REALLY not; this load is both complex, spontaneous, and urgent.

Speaker image - Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

Principal Developer Evangelist @honeycombio

Session Architecture

Azure Cosmos DB: Low Latency and High Availability at Planet Scale

Wednesday Oct 26 / 01:40PM PDT

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully-managed, multi-tenant, distributed, shared-nothing, horizontally scalable database that provides planet-scale capabilities and multi-model APIs for Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, Gremlin, Tables, and the Core (SQL) APIs.

Speaker image - Mei-Chin Tsai
Mei-Chin Tsai

Partner Director of Software Eng Manager @Microsoft, one of the original developers on .NET

Speaker image - Vinod Sridharan
Vinod Sridharan

Principal Software Engineering Architect @Microsoft

Session Architecture

From Zero to A Hundred Billion: Building Scalable Real Time Event Processing At DoorDash

Wednesday Oct 26 / 02:55PM PDT

At DoorDash, real time events are an important data source to gain insight into our business but building a system capable of handling billions of real time events is challenging.

Speaker image - Allen Wang
Allen Wang

Software Engineer @DoorDash, previously Lead for real-time data infrastructure team @Netflix

Session Architecture

Magic Pocket: Dropbox’s Exabyte-Scale Blob Storage System

Wednesday Oct 26 / 04:10PM PDT

Magic Pocket is used to store all of Dropbox’s data.

Speaker image - Facundo Agriel
Facundo Agriel

Software Engineer / Tech Lead @Dropbox, previously @Amazon


Wednesday Oct 26 / 09:00AM PDT


Track Host

Randy Shoup

Consulting CTO (formerly @eBay, @Google, @Stitch Fix)

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He was most recently VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay.

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