The golden idol swap: Pragmatic database migration
February 25, 2020
Switching databases requires a lot of effort from engineering teams, and Christian Grabowski walks you through steps you can take to reduce the amount of work needed to achieve payoff. NS1 created an abstraction layer of wire protocols between old and new databases, which allowed it to develop advanced functionality in new services, while legacy services required minimal changes.
Break me if you can: A practical guide to building fault-tolerant systems
January 31, 2020
You built your system, you deployed it, you rolled it up in production, but it's just the beginning. The life of your system just started. Alex Borysov and Mykyta Protsenko outline their practical guide to building fault-tolerant systems with code and design patterns from REST and gRPC ecosystems, role of right product decisions, and importance of a proper communication culture.
Model as a service for real-time decisioning
January 27, 2020
Hosting models and productionizing them is a pain point. ML models used for real-time processing require data scientists to have a defined workflow giving them the agility to do self-service seamless deployments to production. Niraj Tank and Sumit Daryani detail open source technologies for building a generic service-based approach for servicing ML decisioning and achieving operational excellence.