February 26-28, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Improving Observability of Distributed Systems

In this talk we’ll explore mechanisms for observing and debugging distributed systems, with an eye towards taking an existing codebase that lacks observability and evolving it over time. In particular, we’ll focus on monitoring and metrics, logging, and distributed tracing tools that let us track transactions which span multiple services and execution contexts.

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David Ostrovsky


David is a Principal Architect at Proofpoint, a software developer and architect with over 20 years of industry experience, trainer, and author of multiple courses and books. He specializes in big data systems, NoSQL, distributed architectures and cloud computing. When not working, he spends far too much time playing strategy video games and strenuously avoiding physical exercise.

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