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Adrian Cockcroft, Former Netflix Cloud Architect: Speed & Scale

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9:00 - 9:30 Gathering

9:30 - 10:30
Adrian Cockcroft (, was the former Cloud Architect of Netfix, and currently a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, will discuss how these ideas have made Netflix very successful, and how he is now taking them to a broader audience in his new role at Battery Ventures (

Twitter: @adrianco |
Speed and Scale: Migrating to Cloud Native with Microservices
Companies of all sizes and backgrounds are having to deal with the transition to a world where software development is central to their existence and competitiveness. To deliver software products at high velocity requires four things. First, a culture of innovation that can see and respond to opportunities. Second, the data and analytics to evaluate alternatives. Third, a culture that can make decisions and assign resources quickly. Fourth, agile development and self service deployment. A fine grain loosely coupled architecture scales as the team size grows, while a culture of freedom and responsibility provides autonomy for innovation and fast decision making, allowing unstructured "Big Data" analytics to get answers quickly, and the cloud and DevOps remove the latency associated with resource allocation, as well as the coordination latency that slows down deployment.
10:30 - 11:00
Managing 50,000+ Redis databases over 4 public clouds, 8 PaaS and 10 geographical regions with a tiny devops team
Yiftach Shoolman, CTO & Co-Founder of Redis Labs (
In this session Yiftach Shoolman, Co-Founder and CTO of Redis Labs, will share tips on how the company manages 50,000+ scalable and highly avaliable Redis databases over the 4 largest public clouds, 8 leading Platforms-as-a-Service, and across 10 geographical regions. He will explain the service's back-end architecture, the open-source projects it uses, and which tools the company builds in-house. Shoolman will also share what Redis Labs' small DevOps team does automatically, and what it still does manually. Finally, he'll offer advice on how to build a strong R&D team that lives and breathes DevOps.
Since the company launched its Redis Cloud service, it has dealt with 150+ node failure events and a half-dozen complete data-center outages. In addition, its team has experienced many interesting scenarios, such as hard to believe scaling patterns like 0 to a few hundreds gigabytes of in-memory data in just a few minutes, and 0 to 300K+ ops/sec in just a few seconds. Attend this session to hear lessons learned from all of these experiences.
11:00 - 11:30
Automating the World Largest TV Voting Platform

Oron Adam, CTO and Chief Architect at Emind Systems (
Oron is an experienced software architect and an IT professional with hands on experience in designing and deploying complex multi-tier software environments at scale. He joined Emind in 2012. Previously he has co founded Excelmind and Butterfly VLSI (sold to TI) and is the co-inventor of the M-Systems USB Disk. Oron holds a B.A in computer science.
11:30 - 12:00
Cloud-Based Dev&Test for Enterprise Applications - Science-Fiction or a Holy-Grail?
Gil Hoffer VP R&D at Ravello Systems (
Gil plays a central role in Ravello’s day-to-day development activities, as well as in the grander long-term journey to redefine cloud computing. Prior to joining Ravello Systems, Gil served as CTO of one of the development branches in an elite technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces intelligence corps. Gil holds a B.A. from the Technion IIT, and a M.Sc. from Tel Aviv University, both in computer science.