Load-Shedding: Overview of Different Methodologies

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 - 11:0012:00

Acacio Cruz, Google


This talk gives an inventory and overview of the different methods for dealing with load-shedding and overload in production stacks, including an overview of the methods developed at Google and the open-source solutions.

We'll review the pros and cons, scope and effort levels of each method, and compare with existing approaches, including circuit-breakers.

Acacio Cruz, Google

Acacio has been an SRE manager since 2007, and manager of Google's Load-shedding & Traffic Management team since 2009. He is now a SWE Director in Frameworks and Software Infrastructure.

@conference {205460,
author = {Acacio Cruz},
title = {{Load-Shedding}: Overview of Different Methodologies},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug