September 24-27, 2018  /  Washington, D.C.

Point-to-Point Messaging Architecture - The Reactive Endgame

Event Driven, Reactive

What's next after Microservices Architecture? Can we do better than "WebHooks" over HTTP? Should distributed systems grow more complex every year? Can we start thinking beyond Cloud Computing? A majority of modern distributed softwares is built on the assumption that HTTP is the [only] standard communication protocol. The implications are deep as entire solutions standardize around HTTP including service meshes or messaging with gRPC over H2. Efficient systems also make use of a message broker such as Kafka, RabbitMQ or SQS to enable data distribution, streaming and event-driven architectures. Sadly, there is a hard semantic boundary between HTTP and these messaging solutions. The primary consequence is an uncontrolled request backlog, usually mitigated by a strong Observability story in the platform to assist elastic scaling. In this session, we will try to explore those many questions and will provide our R&D perspective on the future of distributed systems.

September 26, 2018
11:30 am - 12:40 pm
Maryland Ballroom C

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Ryland Degnan

Ryland Degnan
Co-founder and CTO, Netifi

Stephane Maldini

Stephane Maldini
Reactive Engineering Cook, Pivotal