microXchg Special Meetup: Hystrix vs Istio (Nicolas Fränkel)

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Get your ticket for www.microxchg.io – Microservices and Serverless Conference in Berlin (1st & 2nd April 2019, 43 speakers).

– JOINT LUNCH with Microservices Meetup Berlin

On Tuesday the 2nd of April we are inviting all interested to join our traditional MicroXchg Special Meetup. This time we will have a talk about the just released framework Quarkus by Peter Palaga from RedHat and a talk on Helm by Reinhard Nägele from codecentric. Both are maintainers/contributors to these fantastic pieces of Open Source Software!

This time we assemble the event at lunch break (= enter the codecentric Berlin office at best between 11:30-11:45). We start the talk from Nicolas at 12:00 with a Brown Paper Bag Lunch in parallel. The talk takes 45 minutes. Then there is an optional Q&A session until 13:00. Then you may get back to your workplace. Seats are very limited! So sign up quickly!

Talk: Hystrix vs Istio – The battle of circuit breakers!

Kubernetes in general, and Istio in particular, have changed a lot the way we look at Ops-related constraints: monitoring, load-balancing, health checks, etc. Before those products became available, there were already available solutions to handle those constraints.

Among them is Hystrix, a Java library provided by Netflix. From the site: "Hystrix is a latency and fault tolerance library designed to isolate points of access to remote systems, services and 3rd party libraries, stop cascading failure and enable resilience in complex distributed systems where failure is inevitable." In particular, Hystrix provides an implementation of the Circuit Breaker pattern, which prevents a network or service failure from cascading to other services. But now Istio also provides the same capability.

In this talk, we will have a look at how Istio and Hystrix implement the Circuit Breaker pattern, and what pros/cons each of them has. After this talk, you'll be able to decide which one is the best fit in your context.

Homepage: www.github.com/Netflix/Hystrix
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hystrixoss

Homepage: www.istio.io
Twitter: www.twitter.com/IstioMesh

Speaker: Nicolas Frankel

Nicolas is a Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Exoscale. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

Blog: https://blog.frankel.ch
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nicolas_frankel