Leveraging distributed data and state is today’s key competitive advantage. This track explored the technical challenges and lessons learned in managing distributed state in large-scale applications that reliably process millions of events per second. Attendees learned proven strategies and gained new insights from leading practitioners into how to handle real-time data in streams and events.
I was a program committee member, and the track host for the Distributed Data track on Tuesday. I did not present at this conference, but I composed remarks to help weave the presentations in this track into a cohesive narrative throughout the day. What follows is a lightly edited version of my introductory remarks for the day’s sessions, as well as introductions to each session. If you’re interested in viewing slides or video of the sessions, you can purchase the video collection directly through O’Reilly Safari. Speakers may also post their slides, which are often linked from the session pages.