The circle of life. Traffic flow through microservices at Netflix (Rob Young)
- 400Gbps: DDoS attack; 50,000: frames per second Mythbusters films in HD; 3,900: pages Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks; 1 terabit: satellites deliver in-flight Internet access at hundreds of megabits per second; 18%: overall mobile market revenue increase; 21 TB: amount of date the BBC writes daily to S3; $300 million: Snapchat revenue;
- Quotable Quotes:
- Dark Territory: Yes, he told them, the NORAD computer was supposed to be closed, but some officers wanted to work from home on the weekend, so they’d leave a port open.
- @davefarley77: If heartbeat was a clock cycle, retrieving data from fastest SSD is equivalent to crossing whole of London on foot @__Abigor__ #qconlondon
- @fiddur: "Legacy is everything you wrote before lunch." - @russmiles #qconlondon
- @BarryNL: Persistent memory could be the biggest change to computer architecture in 50 years. #qconlondon
- @mpaluchowski: "You can tell which services are too big. That's the ones developers don't want to work with." #qconlondon @SteveGodwin
- @danielbryantuk: "I'm not going to say how big microservices should be, but at the BBC we have converged on about 600 lines of Java" @SteveGodwin #qconlondon
- Steve Kerr~ What we have to get back to is simple, simpl, simple. That's good enough. The leads to the spectacular. You can't try the spectacular without doing the simple first. Our guys are trying to make the spectacular plays when we just have to make the easy ones. If we don't get that cleaned up we're in big trouble.
Dark Territory: a disturbing thought smacked a few analysts inside NSA: Anything we’re doing to them, they can do to us.
@andyhedges: ~100k TPS with JDK SSL, then ~500k TPS with netty equivalent on same box. Netty fully uses the server's CPU resources too. #qconlondon
Paul Marks: Humanoid robots can’t outsource their brains to the cloud due to network latency
@manumarchal: O.5TB generated during each flight by jet engines sensors, used for optimising fuel consumption and accelerating repair #Iot #qconlondon
fhe: It's both exciting and eerie [AlphaGo]. It's like another intelligent species opening up a new way of looking at the world (at least for this very specific domain). and much to our surprise, it's a new way that's more powerful than ours.
@jaykreps: "Part of using Google's Cloud is convincing yourself that Google will invest 5+ years in really entering the market"
DEAN TAKAHASHI: With just 3 games, Supercell made $924M in profits on $2.3B in revenue in 2015.
@anne_e_currie: Even an anti-wrinkle cream liked my tweet about containers at #qconlondon. It's good to see #container appreciation has spread so wide.
@KingPrawnBalls: Failure is inevitable. What matters is that u learn from it. Never fail the same way twice! #qconlondon Josh Evans, Director Ops Eng Netflix
Quiizlet: Everyone involved unanimously picked GCP. It came down to this: we believe the core technology is better.
@KevlinHenney: "I have to change the word 'compassion' to 'derisking the people problem' when dealing with upper management."— @kkirk #QConLondon
- People have said so much good stuff this week it can't all fit in the summary. Please read the whole post to see all the Quotable Quotes.
- Strange to think the impact movies have had on national security policy. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. Ronald Reagan after watching the movie WarGames asked if someone could hack the military. The answer: Yes, the problem is much worse than you think. Did anything happen? Nope. People didn't understand computers back then so they didn't think there was a threat (or opportunity in war). A stance that wouldn't change for over a decade. Admiral John "Mike" McConnell watched Sneakers and came up with a NSA mission statement from a soliloquy in the movie: The world isn’t run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money. It’s run by ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It’s all just electrons. . . . There’s a war out there, old friend, a world war. And it’s not about who’s got the most bullets. It’s about who controls the information: what we see and hear, how we work, what we think. It’s all about the information.
- Think about this: Amazon launched S3 on March 14, 2006 and with it they started the cloud revolution. That's just ten years ago! James Hamilton in A Decade of Innovation takes a little trip down memory lane. He lists year by year the major AWS product releases and it's impressive. Contributing to this speed may be how decisions are made: Another interesting aspect of AWS is how product or engineering debates are handled. These arguments come up frequently and are as actively debated at AWS as at any company. These decisions might even be argued with more fervor and conviction at AWS but its data that closes the debates and decisions are made remarkably quickly. At AWS instead of having a “strategy” and convincing customers that is what they really need, we deliver features we find useful ourselves and we invest quickly in services that customers adopt broadly. Good services become great services fast.
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