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Wednesday, November 20 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Cloud Native Architecture: Monoliths or Microservices? - Goutham Veeramachaneni & Edward Welch, Grafana Labs

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Microservices are the rage right now and for very good reasons. But microservices are not without drawbacks, requiring a complicated configuration and deployment, increasing the barrier to entry for both developers and users alike. This poor user experience can slow the rate of adoption for a project and hinder developers.

There is a solution to this problem seeing a lot of success. A single binary app which can act as a monolith but can also be scaled as microservices. Thanos being a great example, where the kickstart is super simple yet can be scaled out as required. The Loki project was patterned after a similar model and we’ve since re-architected Cortex as well. In the talk we will explore how an application can be architected to be both a monolith and microservices, improving both adoption and ease of use while still allowing to scale as a cloud native microservices application.

Speakers
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Edward Welch

Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
Ed is a newbie to the CNCF community but has a long history of software development from robotic control systems to telecom middleware. He has worked in both startups and large enterprises, and currently works at Grafana Labs where he focuses mainly on the Loki project, an open source... Read More →
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Goutham Veeramachaneni

Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
Goutham Veeramachaneni is a developer from India who started his journey as an infra intern at a large company where he worked on deploying Prometheus. After the initial encounter, he started contributing to Prometheus and interned with CoreOS, working on Prometheus’ new storage... Read More →



Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Sec 20CD - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level