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Justin Ryan talks about Netflix’ scalability issues and some of the ways they addressed it. He shares successes they’ve had from unintuitively partitioning computation into multiple services to get better runtime characteristics. He introduces us to useful probabilistic data structures, innovative bi-directional data passing, open-source projects available from Netflix that make this all possible. Filmed at qconsf.com.
Justin Ryan is Playback Edge Engineering at Netflix. He works on some of the most critical services at Netflix, specifically focusing on user and device authentication. Years of building developer tools has also given him a healthy set of opinions on developer productivity.