Amplitude hosted our DOXSFO Meetup event in October. More great presentations, and really happy to see more regulars turning up each month, and the networking time over beers after the talks where I’ve met a lot of great DevOps people in the community!

We want to thank everyone who attended this month and look forward to seeing you at the next DOXSFO at OverOps on November 15th so sign up now!

Amplitude’s DevOps journey
Antonio Osorio, Head of Cloud Engineering @ Amplitude

This talk discuses DevOps at Amplitude: the lessons we learned building a healthy DevOps culture, the role of the DevOps team, the tools that we lean on, and the challenges ahead.

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Distributed Database DevOps Dilemmas? Kubernetes to the rescue!
Val Kulichenko, Lead Architect @ GridGain Systems

Distributed databases can make so many things easier for a developer, but not always for DevOps. Kubernetes has come to the rescue with an easy application orchestration! It is straightforward to do the orchestration leaning on relational databases as a data layer. However, it is more difficult to do the same when a distributed SQL database or other kinds of distributed storage is used instead. In this presentation, attendees will learn how Kubernetes can orchestrate a distributed database.

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Why NOT to Build Your Own Time-Series Database
David Gildeh, CEO/Founder @ Outlyer

At Outlyer, we do infrastructure monitoring at scale, and as our customers moved to microservices and containers we’ve seen an exponential growth in metrics and the challenges of collecting and querying all of those metrics in real-time. Over the past few years, we’ve had to build 3 TSDB architectures as we scaled, with the second iteration almost taking our service down as customers ramped up to tens of millions of metrics each! In this talk David will share the challenges of collecting time-series at scale, the mistakes we made along the way, and how we ended up finally fixing them with a complete redesign last year using Atlas from Netflix as a key component.

David’ Video: