• StatsCraft Monitoring Conference 2019

    AWS Floor28

    StatsCraft Monitoring Conference is BACK and we are excited to announce an extra super awesome lineup of speakers for the upcoming event. Join us May 14th at AWS Floor 28, along with 200+ peers to hear excellent talks & battles stories from some the leading companies in the industry. The agenda is up, and ticket sales are live! https://ti.to/hamakor/statscraft-2019 09:00 - 09:30 Gathering and signup Mingling FTW OPENING WORDS, BOAZ ZINIMAN, AWS 09:30 - 10:15 - OPENING KEYNOTE Monitoring time in a distributed database: a play in three acts, Shlomi Noach | Github 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee, anyone? BREAKOUT TO TRACKS - 30 MINUTE TALKS 11:30 - 12:00 - TRACK 1 ...But what happens when DynamoDB explodes?, Erez Berkner 11:30 - 12:00 - TRACK 2 Visualization in Serverless Applications, Ran Ribenzaft 12:00 - 12:30 - TRACK 1 Monitoria: A monitoring democracy, Yaron Idan 12:00 - 12:30 - TRACK 2 Logging in the cloud: machines first human come second, Itiel shwartz 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Yay! Food! 13:30 - 14:00 - TRACK 1 Monitoring lessons from Waze SRE team, Yonit Gruber-Hazani 13:30 - 14:00 - TRACK 2 Exploiting monitoring for fun and profit, Omer Levi Hevroni 14:00 - 14:30 - TRACK 1 Oncall Rotation Best Practices, Ran Leibman 14:00 - 14:30 - TRACK 2 Spanning services - The practical guide to Distributed Tracing, Yair Galler 14:30 - 15:30 Happy hour and games 15:30 - 16:00 IGNITES 16:00 - 16:30 - CLOSING KEYNOTE Sensory Friendly Monitoring: Keeping the Noise Down, Quintessence Anx | Logz.io

  • Higher Cloud Tech @ Soluto


    Join three excellent meetup groups coming together at Soluto's offices to bring you two excellent sessions: Agenda: 18:00 - Gathering and Mingling ~18:15 - Introduction to service mesh with Istio and Kiali, Alisa Bonas Service mesh has become the new way for running a distributed microservices architecture. This talk focuses on what service mesh is, and how Istio and Kiali open source projects enable managing a containerized service mesh. Bio: Alissa Bonas is an engineering manager in Kiali open source project at Red Hat. She is a contributor and a maintainer in several open source projects, has been working with Kubernetes from its early days, and has a great interest in user experience (UX) topics. ~19:00 - Securing Kubernetes with Admission Controllers, Shiri Ivtsan Organizations are rapidly adopting Kubernetes to more easily develop and manage the applications that drive business value. However, this requires enforcing security in different stages within the lifecycle. In this session, we will review the security challenge in Kubernetes, and learn about admission controller capabilities and use cases for extending Kubernetes security. An admission controller allows you to intercept or mutate request to the Kubernetes API before it's persisted as an object in Kubernetes. By utilizing admission controllers to intercept objects we have to the flexibility to enforce enterprise security policies for developers and operators of Kubernetes. Bio: Shiri is an Experienced Cloud Solutions Architect and Product Manager, holds B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to joining WhiteSource, Shiri worked for various companies where she held roles in R&D, as Solutions Architect, R&D Team Leader & Product Manager. In her free time, Shiri, along with other PMs, runs a podcast for Product Management, named "Mozzarella".

  • Scaling Cloud Operations in China with Alibaba

    AppsFlyer is excited to host Alibaba Cloud at our offices where we will be presenting two sessions on cloud operations in China. If you are looking to learn how to get started with cloud operations in China, or to improve performance & latency - join us! RSVP Here: https://www.meetup.com/AppsFlyer/events/258669396/ Agenda: 18:00 - Gathering 18:15 - Enter the dragon: What I have learned by trying to reduce latency from China | Ariel Moskovich AppsFlyer holds a significant market share for mobile attribution at China. One of my major tasks at 2018, was to improve availability & reduce latency for our customers and partners. This is my journey tail for walking this path. At this talk i will cover: - Hurdles for China traffic - Designing a POC to define what is the major pain point - Analyzing requests and understanding what happens under the hood - Domains, registrar's and DNS providers in China - ICP licensing - Alicloud best practices for shipping traffic outside 19:00 - 11.11 Case Study, Building Alibaba Cloud for Scale, Antoine Vaissié 11.11 (Bachelor's Day) is the Chinese equivalent of Black Friday, just at XScale - with an exponentially larger buying audience in China. This talk will dive into the technology that powers this complex operations - including Alibaba Cloud's solution to enable cross-border support, built on secure and scalable infrastructure. This will dive into the different use cases, and how the Alibaba Cloud has had to evolve to be able to support the diversity of scenarios the cloud is being leveraged for across China and across borders. ****PIZZAS & BEERS FOR ALL**** Bios: Ariel Moskovich Ariel is a dedicated operations engineer with more than 20 years of experience in high scale and live production environments. He is currently the Chief Infrastructure Architect at AppsFlyer, the world's leading mobile attribution & marketing analytics platform. At AppsFlyer, Ariel has built a team that is running high scale multi-cloud operation, which serves over 70 billion events per day. Previously, he worked as a Senior Operation Engineer at the most challenging environments of Outbrain and Orbitz. Ariel is married to a wonderful wife, and a survivor of three demanding yet sweet kids. Antoine Vaissié Antoine is a cloud computing executive who started his career with Google Cloud (3 years), to Amazon Web Services (3 years) to Alibaba Cloud where he currently works. He is part of a small ‘seed’ team (5 sales makers) based in Paris but covering the whole of southern Europe and is often in Israel. His experience gives him great perspective on multi-cloud strategies for enterprises.

  • How to Write a Database / Avi Kivity, CTO & Co-Founder, ScyllaDB

    Join AppsFlyer Engineering for one of the most requested sessions from DevOps Days Tel Aviv! Please RSVP through the AppsFlyer Engineering Meetup Group: (https://www.meetup.com/AppsFlyer/events/257831523/?isFirstPublish=true) Avi Kivity, father of KVM, and now ScyllaDB will (FINALLY!) be gracing us with the talk that didn't pan out at DevOps Days: "How to Write a Database" - you won't want to miss this talk from one of the only people in our community who can give it! Agenda: 18:00 - Mingling, Pizzas & Beers 18:30 - Main Session: How to Write a Database 19:10 - AMA / How to Choose the NoSQL Database that's right for you, Avi Kivity & AppsFlyer Engineering Title: How to Write a Database Abstract: Application developers take it for granted that the database will always be there for them, tirelessly serving their reads and writes (hopefully with the same data!). But how does it work? This talk explores the database internals: commit logs, memory allocation, I/O strategies, and more. Audience Level: Technical - Advanced

  • TechTalk: Salting your Spark to Scale, Morri Feldman

    This is an excellent meetup with a partner group, you can check out the event and RSVP here. https://www.meetup.com/AppsFlyer/events/258151406/ Abstract: One of the major issues that Spark batch jobs have to contend with at AppsFlyer is that our data is inherently skewed. For instance a couple of apps account for the vast majority of our traffic. Data skew wreaks havoc on naively written data jobs by making them perform and scale very poorly as the amount of data they need to process increases. Recently one of our central data aggregations -- the process that prepares data for the overview dashboard -- stopped working and we had essentially reached the limit where we could no longer devote more Ram to the process to help it. Using a technique called "Salting" to overcome the data skew that was killing this job we were able to get the job working again and make the entire process much more scalable. I'll go over Salting in depth to explain how it works and how we are starting to use it here at AppsFlyer.

  • Cloud Native Day Tel Aviv 2018

    Pavilion 10, Tel Aviv Convention Center

    Hi OSSome Folks! The agenda for the event is live! Our stellar list of speakers includes: • Rona Segev - Founding Partner, TLV Partners • Nati Shalom - Founder & CTO, Cloudify • Livnat Pe'er - Global Cloud Infra Mgr, Red Hat • Eden Rozin - CPO Product Mgmt, AT&T Labs • Mike Morain - Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS • Moshe Sambol - Cloud Customer Engineering Manager, Google • Yshay Yaacobi - Principal Engineer and Tech Lead, Soluto • Dima Stopel - CTO & Co-Founder, Twistlock • Orit Yaron - VP Cloud Platform, Outbrain • Shannon Hogue Brown - Sr. Director of Growth, Epsagon • Ory Segal - Co-Founder and CTO, PureSec • Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette - SDN/NFV Strategy, Kontron • Tal Neeman - Developer Advocate, IBM • Erez Cohen - VP CloudX & AI Programs, Mellanox GET YOUR TICKET HERE: https://www.cloudnativeisrael.com/tickets We look forward to hearing from and seeing you all there! The Cloud Native & OSS Israel Team

  • Outbrain's Real life Cassandra 2.x to Cassandra 3.x upgrade

    Join us to learn how we upgraded Cassandra with zero downtime on our production environment. We will share all the tricks and tweaks and hold nothing back! For a slight preview, you can check Outbrain tech blog post: https://www.outbrain.com/techblog/2018/08/upgrade-railway-tracks/ Abstract We are to provide an outlook on how we migrated our clusters from Datastax 4.8.x to Apache Cassandra 3.1. This can be considered as real-life HOWTO because even though the high-level upgrade procedure is well known there are many caveats along the way. In addition, we will cover some details on the Cassandra 3.x storage engine internals changes and how this can help to get higher throughput and lower latency from existing clusters. We will dive into Cassandra repairs - which are known to be quite problematic in Cassandra 3.x and come up with our approach for this. About the Speaker For the last two years at Outbrain Sergey was DevOps focusing on Cassandra and Elasticsearch. In addition to simply managing Cassandra clusters, I worked closely with several development teams designing Cassandra schemas and optimizing cluster performance - from schema and application access patterns to hardware tweaks. Prior to going into the DevOps world, I worked as database developer focusing on Microsoft SQL Server.

  • [WEBINAR] Accelerate AppDev with Container and Hybrid Cloud Orchestration

    Join us for this webinar led by Coda Global, a cloud-native consultancy and application development firm that helps companies accelerate their journey to the cloud. As more and more organizations attempt to make the jump towards developing and deploying software in an agile manner, work with containers, and make the application development lifecycle faster and more automated, we see different issues come up. In this webinar, we will tackle how to approach an agile transformation at an enterprise, some of the issues that organizations are encountering during this transition, and the different ways orchestration can be leveraged to avoid these pitfalls. We will also focus on the ability to actually manage the application lifecycle around different environments, and make the application development lifecycle easier to handle for different users, going beyond just at looking at things from an IT operations perspective. Highlights of the webinar: - Common pitfalls that Enterprises face when making a digital transformation - How you can start the move towards “cloud-native” while maximizing your existing - Taking your applications and services from Dev/Test/QA to Production environments, across multiple clouds - Open Q&A Register at the following link to join: http://bit.ly/2Jum6FN

  • OpenStack Vancouver Summit

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    The Summit is focused on open infrastructure integration, and has evolved over the years to cover more than just OpenStack. In addition to OpenStack-related sessions, we’ll be featuring the newest project at the Foundation, Kata Containers, as well as presentations from projects like Ansible, Ceph, Kubernetes, ONAP and more. To keep the focus on users, we’ve also organized Tracks around specific problem domains. Attend presentations, panels and workshops covering many “open infrastructure” tools and the integration work needed to solve these problems, and meet and collaborate with people from other open source communities. The Vancouver Summit content is organized around new Tracks: OpenDev CI / CD Container Infrastructure Edge Computing HPC / GPU / AI Open Source Community Private & Hybrid Cloud Public Cloud Telecom & NFV • What to bring • Important to know

  • Making Your Applications Cloudy


    Hi All, We have a really interesting meetup, and distinguished guest from the US, on Wednesday, April 25th discussing best practices for migrating to microservices and making your application cloud native. Join us for tasty pizza and cold beer to hear this great talk along with another talk on automating Kubernetes. Where: Cloudify Offices, Medinat Hayehudim 89, Fl 5 When: Wednesday, April 25 at 18:00 Talk: Making Your Applications Cloudy Converting from a three tier or monolithic application to microservices can be daunting, and often comes at a non-trivial cost or effort. So why are organizations doing it, and how do they justify the expense? We will discuss some of the practices and migration strategies used by organizations who undergo this sort of transformation, such as extracting functions through refactoring and converting them to microservices. As the journey progresses, we learn that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to making applications cloud-native… so the real question needs to be ‘how do I find the right approach for me?’ We can help you begin to answer that question for yourself, by discussing the facets of consideration such as technical, procedural, and risk tolerance to name a few. Speaker: David Greenstein, Business Solutions Architect @ Coda Global David is a technology enthusiast and relentless problem solver. He enjoys designing and implementing transformative, cloud native solutions which improve the operating state, culture, and/or efficiency of organizations worldwide. Mr. Greenstein has published written works, presented at national conferences, and championed the virtues of a nimble and intelligent workforce his entire career. When not working, he enjoys watching movies and cooking different foods with his wife of twenty years and their four children.