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Wednesday, October 10 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
Going FaaSter: Function as a Service at Netflix - Yunong Xiao, Netflix

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The FaaS revolution is taking the world by storm. Customers love the no-ops and ergonomics of this new paradigm. They enable a revolution in developer velocity, allowing engineers to deploy code to production much faster than before. At Netflix, these features are a perfect fit for the Netflix API Platform, which provides engineers the ability to write and deploy tier-1 services using JS without having to manage infrastructure or operations. However, there are trade-offs to consider. Most offerings today are great for latency intensive tasks, but not for fully fledged services that need to be latency sensitive, reliable, and elastically scalable. Learn about the architecture and internals of Netflix’s JS FaaS platform, which lets engineers deploy JS functions as production services, capable of delivering latency-sensitive services right in the heart of every request to Netflix.

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Yunong Xiao

Principal Software Enginer, Netflix
Yunong is Principal Software Engineer at Netflix in Los Gatos, CA. He's currently leading the design and architecture of the Netflix API Platform. He's spent stints of his career at AWS and Joyent, where he worked on distributed systems and helped to shape and build several cloud... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
West Ballroom C
  • Experience Level Any