In this sessions we’ll dive into the full stack that delivers today’s web applications with a focus on understanding what performance metrics should be collected to enable good decision making later. Beyond what to collect, we’ll discuss how to collect it; what perspective on your data is necessary post-facto to be able to power strong decisions.
Even with the explosion of big data and the technologies to deal with them proficiently, it is intractable to store all telemetry information. Being smart and selective puts you in a better position to understand the performance of your architecture, your business and the collective experience of your users. Let’s toss out theory and focus on the brass tacks of watching what’s important.
Theo Schlossnagle is a Founder at OmniTI where he leads research and development of scalable solutions for highly trafficked sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. He was the architect of the highly scalable Momentum digital messaging platform. For the last year, Theo has focused on bringing the hard-won experience monitoring mission-critical systems to market via the Circonus monitoring platform. Theo is a participant in various open source communities including OpenSolaris, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, perl, and many others. He is a published author in the area of scalability and distributed systems as well as a veteran speaker in the open source conference circuit.
Theo founded several successful startups as engineering focused organizations including: OmniTI, Circonus, Message Systems and Fontdeck.
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