Rootconf 2019
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Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.



##About Rootconf 2019:
The seventh edition of Rootconf is a two-track conference with:

  1. Security talks and tutorials in audi 1 and 2 on 21 June.
  2. Talks on DevOps, distributed systems and SRE in audi 1 and audi 2 on 22 June.

##Topics and schedule:
View full schedule here:

Rootconf 2019 includes talks and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions on:

  1. OSINT and its applications
  2. Key management, encryption and its costs
  3. Running a bug bounty programme in your organization
  4. PolarDB architecture as Cloud Native Architecture, developed by Alibaba Cloud
  5. Vitess
  6. SRE and running distributed teams
  7. Routing security
  8. Log analytics
  9. Enabling SRE via automated feedback loops
  10. TOR for DevOps

##Who should attend Rootconf?

  1. DevOps programmers
  2. DevOps leads
  3. Systems engineers
  4. Infrastructure security professionals and experts
  5. DevSecOps teams
  6. Cloud service providers
  7. Companies with heavy cloud usage
  8. Providers of the pieces on which an organization’s IT infrastructure runs -- monitoring, log management, alerting, etc
  9. Organizations dealing with large network systems where data must be protected
  10. VPs of engineering
  11. Engineering managers looking to optimize infrastructure and teams

For information about Rootconf and bulk ticket purchases, contact or call 7676332020. Only community sponsorships available.

##Rootconf 2019 sponsors:

#Platinum Sponsor


#Gold Sponsors

Atlassian Endurance Trusting Social

#Silver Sponsors

Digital Ocean GO-JEK Paytm

#Bronze Sponsors

MySQL sumo logic upcloud
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#Exhibition Sponsor

FreeBSD Foundation

#Community Sponsors

Ansible PlanetScale

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Abhishek A Amralkar


Monitoring Distributed Systems with Riemann

Submitted Dec 26, 2018

Monitoring modern real time distributed infrastructure is complex and expensive. In this talk we explore Riemann, specifically, how Riemann low latency helped us to get real time metrics from our Distributed Systems.


Large scale real time distributed systems require emitting hundreds of thousands of metrics per seconds for effective monitoring. A significant portions of metrics are either not of any use or we don’t understand them. With the rapid growth in infrastructure, monitoring infrastructure in real time and getting accurate metrics becomes challenging specially when you have in-house monitoring setup.

Most monitoring systems are pull/poll based where your monitoring system queries the components being monitored. Pull based monitoring system where monitoring system keep changing some x values in every y minutes is literally dead.

Riemann is a monitoring tool that aggregates events from hosts, servers and applications and can feed them into a stream processing language to be manipulated, summarized or action-ed. Riemann is fast and highly configurable. Most importantly it is an event-centric push model.

We use Riemann to monitor Distributed Systems. Catching problems in real time requires monitoring tools that have low latency that lets you see outages faster so that one can identify the problem and see if the fix works instantly. Riemann provide this along with a transient shared state for systems with many moving parts.

Riemann is written in Clojure and leverage the core concepts of Clojure like Performance, Low Latency. Riemann Configs are Clojure code.

We will walk through the concepts of Riemann


We will also go over how to run Riemann in Production environment and how to write Riemann Clojure configs.

We will conclude our talk with the demo for monitoring distributed systems like Apache Zookeeper.


As such there will be no technical requirements.

I’d talk about how Riemann works and how to monitoring Distributed Systems using Riemann . Me and my team handled massive distributed system infrastructure in Cloud with availability with Five 9’s with the help of Riemann monitoring and alerting, which helped us to catch problems in real time and react faster.

Speaker bio

I am Abhishek Amralkar leads the Cloud Infrastructure/DevSecOps Team at Talentica Softwares, where I design, architects the next generation Cloud infrastructure in a cost-effective and reliable manner without compromising on infrastructure and application security. I have experienced in working across various technology domains like Data Center Security, Cloud Operations, Cloud Automation, Writing tools around infrastructure and Cloud Security.

My current focus is on Cloud, Security Operations and Clojure and other Functional Languages..


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