Analyzing cross-service requests with Apache Beam.

November 26, 2017. Filed under python 56infrastructure 34data 2

A quick exploration of using Apache Beam to compile request spans into complete request traces across multiple services.

Infrastructure between cost center and ego trip

March 5, 2017. Filed under management 95infrastructure 34architecture 26

Planning the work for infrastructure engineering organization can be a challenge, in part due to a lack of clarity around what such an organization contributes value to the company it operates within. I have thoughts, and a simple thinking aid, for that.

Developing service oriented architectures.

June 1, 2014. Filed under infrastructure 34architecture 26

Having spent the last four years rolling out a handful of service oriented architectures, some lessons are finally coming together, and this is an attempt at documenting them.

Introduction to architecting systems for scale.

April 4, 2011. Filed under infrastructure 34architecture 26

Designing a system which scales to a high number of requests isn't critical for most applications, but you'll never know that it was important until after the fact, so it's worth putting some thought into ensuring your architecture can grow with your success.