Rootconf 2017

On service reliability

Necessary tooling and monitoring for performance critical applications

Submitted by Manan Bharara (@mananbharara) on Feb 2, 2017

Section: Full talk of 40 mins duration Technical level: Intermediate Status: Confirmed & Scheduled

Abstract

In a competitive market which is heavily based on trust and confidence, ensuring stable performance becomes important. However, with Continuos Delivery and frequent deployments, making sure that something doesn’t break becomes a hard problem to solve.

The audience can look forward to an understanding about the performance and error monitoring setup at https://www.otto.de/, a hugely successful e-commerce application in Germany. I plan to share experiences around how the monitoring set up is able to equip the developers with enough knowledge to debug and fix critical performance issues before the users could see and how we used such metrics to create automated alarms to alert project teams about any performance problems as well as security threats. The monitoring setup that I plan to discuss is completely based off multiple open-source projects put together to create a solid and reliable monitoring and alerting framework.

I also plan to share thoughts on how data mining concepts of Anomaly/Outlier detection can be applied to granularly identify potential risks with the fastest feedback possible.

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Speaker bio

I’m a senior developer at ThoughtWorks. I have experience working with a variety of technology stacks and varying infrastructure set ups. I like to place a strong emphasis on ensuring quality and performance through the use of modern day tools, preferably open-source. I firmly believe that in a competitive market like e-commerce, ensuring stable performance becomes important and that not having proper metrics in place could have an adverse effect on the success of an application.

I also like to share learnings with the wider community and to talk at conferences about tools, practices and techniques that ensure better performance. I’ve also coached at events like RailsGirls, JavaScript meetups etc.

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