Presentation: "What has SoundCloud learnt about Microservices?"
Track: Monoliths & Microservices / Time: Friday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Hall 10
SoundCloud is the largest repository of audio on the web, used by more than 200 million people every month who upload more than 11 hours of audio every minute.
Over the past few years we migrated from a typical monolithic architecture to microservices, and during this journey we found out what is real and what is hype about this buzzword.
When does "the best tool for the job" break? What is available as open-source software and what will you have to build yourself? How to move from several deploys a day from dozens of deploys of dozens of different apps and keep sanity? How to deal with shared code bases? How does one even test all these moving parts? How big should a microservice be, anyway?
In this talk, let's discuss the results of our discovery phase and what technologies, architecture patterns and processes we have adopted as our default toolbox.
Biography: Phil Calcado
Phil Calçado is a Director of Engineering at SoundCloud, where he writes code and helps teams build a scalable and maintainable service. Before moving to Berlin, he spent four years as a Lead Consultant for ThoughtWorks, where he helped clients build systems in whatever crazy stack they had decided to use.