November 18, 2019 | San Diego, California
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Monday, November 18 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
How We Saved 5x Migrating from Aurora to FoundationDB - Rick Branson & Ray Jenkins, Segment

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Segment is on a journey to help companies better understand their customers. A key piece of the Segment solution involves near real-time translation of customer interactions into models of customer Personas. This is the story of how Segment selected FoundationDB to power a critical part of this infrastructure, the identity resolution system.

In this talk, we'll discuss how and why we selected FoundationDB. We'll cover Segment's identity resolution system architecture and how FoundationDB has enabled Segment to deliver Personas modeling at a 5x cost reduction. Finally, we'll discuss the benefits of migrating away from AWS Aurora and the specific operational challenges we faced and how we overcame them.

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Ray Jenkins

Software Engineer, Segment
Ray enjoys building fast and fault tolerant distributed systems with a focus on stream processing and near real-time computation. Ray currently works at Segment, where he is also responsible for maintaining Segment's FoundationDB deployment. Prior to Segment, Ray worked at Librato... Read More →

Rick Branson

Software Engineer, Segment
Rick has been deploying, operating, and hacking on distributed systems for over a decade. Currently he works at Segment, where he's spent most of his time leading efforts to improve reliability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Before Segment, Rick was the first Infrastructure... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Grand Ballroom 5
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