Capacity Prediction in External Services

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:40 am12:10 pm

Jerome Kraus, Alaska Airlines


Applications are often limited by resources in third-party external systems. As an SRE, I want to be able to predict when, and under what conditions, those resources will be exhausted to facilitate pre-emptive remedial actions and appropriate planning. In this talk, I will describe how we use linear regression analysis to generate a predictive model that empowers us to properly plan and size external services, as well as adapting to changes in our application.

Jerome Kraus, Alaska Airlines

Jerome Kraus is a Senior Software Development Engineer/SRE with Alaska Airlines. He has 20 years of software development engineering experience and 15 years with Alaska Airlines in Seattle, WA. He has been practicing Site Reliability Engineering for the past three years assisting Alaska Airlines' e-commerce application delivery teams to produce reliable and robust software solutions.

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@conference {229559,
author = {Jerome Kraus},
title = {Capacity Prediction in External Services},
year = {2019},
address = {Brooklyn, NY},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = mar,

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