Taming a Beast: Improving the Reliability of a Monolithic Web Service

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:00 am10:30 am

Syed Humza Shah


Many startups find themselves wrestling with a monolith after achieving business success. CI builds take too long, deployments are a pain, and investigating root causes of incidents is a challenge. The team's trajectory from there is towards service oriented architecture for an improved state. But this is a slow transition during which the high-traffic business-critical monolith needs to stay afloat. Strategies are needed to make the monolith less painful to work on and more reliable to run. This talk will cover some of these strategies.

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@conference {233301,
author = {Syed Humza Shah},
title = {Taming a Beast: Improving the Reliability of a Monolithic Web Service},
year = {2019},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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