DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise 2020 DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise 2020

Engineering Innovation

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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OPEN TALK: Observability at Scale: Visualizing and Analyzing Billions of Microservices
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Chinmay Gaikwad
Chinmay Gaikwad
Epsagon, Technical Evangelist


As more enterprises adopt cloud-native environments and with the growing complexity of infrastructures and systems, understanding your modern architectures is crucial. At scale, with thousands of microservices, visualization becomes critical to understand performance, flow, and the health of applications. and In order to properly scale and still obtain full control, you have to have the right observability strategy and tools. In this talk, we'll go over the challenges, the solutions, and the tools to truly achieve end-to-end observability and get you scaling with confidence.

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OPEN TALK: Why Postgres Is the Most Loved RDBMS by Developers
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Tom Kincaid
Tom Kincaid
EnterpriseDB, GM 2ndQuadrant

For the past two years Postgres has appeared as the RDBMS that developers love more than any other database.

This talk will explore why software developers love Postgres. Specific examples of Postgres features developers love will be presented.

Examples include how Postgres can be used as a JSON document store that outperforms Mongo and how complex GeoSpatial queries can be achieved with 4-5 lines of code. Additional examples for Postgres brilliance and simplicity will be presented.

Other topics that will be covered is how Postgres is a powerful enterprise ready database but also a database that is written by developers for developers.

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OPEN TALK: Rapidly Adapting Your Business Website in an Uncertain World
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Meredith Hassett
Meredith Hassett
Wix, Developer Advocate, Corvid


We live in an uncertain world and your business needs to be able to adapt. In an ever more digital world, what are you doing to keep up? Let's dive into rapid web development tools to help you bring your business website or online offering. Rapid web development platforms are becoming more abundant and can help you rapidly adapt your website in a matter of hours, not weeks or months. With lower maintenance costs and shorter development times, a rapid web dev solution can change your business landscape. Let's look into some customer use cases and see how a rapid web development platform helped their businesses adapt, especially in 2020.

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OPEN TALK: Microservices + Purpose Built Databases
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Bill Penberthy
Bill Penberthy
Amazon Web Services, Developer Advocate

When building applications in a pure microservices architecture you have the luxury of flexibility around how you persist the data. Rather than being forced into a database system that tries to support all of your cross-domain use cases, you can choose a data persistence strategy that makes the most sense for that microservice.

In this session will take a look at the major data persistence technologies that are available and discuss the kinds of use cases where they each make sense. The technologies that we will discuss include:
- Relational\SQL
- Key\Value
- Document
- Graph
- In Memory
- Time Series
- Ledger

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OPEN TALK: Blameless Postmortems Workshop
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Scott McAllister
Scott McAllister
PagerDuty, Developer Advocate


This workshop draws from PagerDuty's open-source postmortem framework to teach you strategies for conducting successful blameless postmortems. Learn basic concepts following our step-by-step guide and complete practice exercises to help you develop strategies for overcoming common pitfalls.

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OPEN TALK: SkySQL: Next Generation DBaaS from the Source
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Rob Hedgpeth
Rob Hedgpeth
MariaDB, Developer Evangelist

SkySQL is the first and only MariaDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) engineered, run and supported by MariaDB. Built for multi-cloud on Kubernetes, SkySQL can deploy databases and data warehouses for transactional (OLTP), analytical (OLAP), hybrid transactional/analytical (HTAP), and distributed OLTP workloads (Distributed SQL). Leveraging MariaDB’s storage engine architecture, MariaDB MaxScale and a combination of SSD and S3 Object Storage, SkySQL has become the most comprehensive cloud database offering for a wider range of workloads.

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of its architecture and capabilities. Technical detail will be brought to life via code-level (Python, Jupyter, and more) demos to give developers a first-hand look at how to develop modern applications using the combination of transactional, analytical and cross-engine queries with MariaDB SkySQL. Code samples, documentation as well as free access to SkySQL will be provided.

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OPEN TALK: Drive Customer Value by Applying AI to Observability Data
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Adam Frank
Adam Frank
Moogsoft, VP, Product & Design

Many of today’s business-essential tasks have become digitized and, as a result, IT teams have had to learn to deal with constant change while ensuring zero downtime. The irony is that, although IT has become business-critical, the productivity and agility of the people building and supporting services behind the scenes has plummeted. Now, companies simply generate too much data for humans to monitor and understand manually, leading to an incredible amount of toil and noise.

We cannot continue to scale monitoring and observability by simply devoting more humans to the task. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have emerged as the cornerstone of a new observability strategy. Using algorithms correctly can eliminate toil, help accelerate the discovery of potential issues across applications and infrastructure, avoid emergencies, maintain agility and ultimately continue delivering innovative business services.

This talk will explain the methods which DevOps practitioners and SREs teams can use to more effectively:
- surfacing important anomalies and events from the deluge of data
- understanding the relationships between alerts
- obtain the context needed to engage the right teams and people


From data discovery to blameless analysis, algorithms automate the cognitive load required by humans to remove the operations toil and continuously assure your customer experience. Learn what DevOps teams can expect from these algorithms and how to apply them.

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OPEN TALK: Why Developers Struggle with AppSec
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Scott Gerlach
Scott Gerlach
StackHawk, Co-Founder & CSO at StackHawk

We’ve all heard the buzz around pushing application security into the hands of developers, but if you’re like most companies, it has been hard to actually make this a reality. You aren’t alone - putting the culture, processes, and tooling into place to make this happen is tough. Join StackHawk CSO Scott Gerlach as he shares his triumphs and failures while building DevSecOps practices and tools at companies such as GoDaddy, SendGrid, and Twilio. Dig into specific reasons why developers struggle with AppSec and what you can do to make it work better. Whether you’re a seasoned DevSecOps pro or just starting out, this will be an entertaining (and judgement-free!) talk you won’t want to miss!