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signalfx observability

Demystifying Observability for Startups with SignalFx

Cory Watson, Technical Director at SignalFx, will take a tour of observability’s origins and discuss the practical benefits you can expect from investment, including a better-informed capacity planning process and debuggability. He’ll share the steps to take when building your infrastructure and how having an observable system can provide the real-time data you need to make better engineering decisions.

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Affirm’s Infrastructure Event Readiness Advice for E-Commerce Startups

From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at fintech startup Affirm managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.

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