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How a Small Team Keeps Twitter’s Fail Whale at Bay

Ian Downes is engineering manager for the compute platform team at Twitter. His team of about 10 engineers and a few other staffers buoys a platform providing container infrastructure to much of the stateless services powering twitter.com and its advertising business. Downes spoke recently at ...
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Simplify Service Dependencies with Nodes

RPC services can be messy to implement. It can be even messier if you go with microservices. Rather than writing a monolithic piece of software that’s simple to deploy but hard to maintain, you write many small services each dedicated to a specific functionality, with a clean scope of features....
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Vinu Charanya
Twitter's Vinu Charanya provides details on the metering and chargeback system Twitter engineers built to measure performance in a talk at LinuxCon NA.

Twitter's Chargeback System Measures Resource Use and Sends Out a Bill

Twitter runs on a massively complex infrastructure running thousands of services, so small efficiencies result in large gains. But figuring out how to measure performance is a giant problem in a system this complex, as is giving Twitter's teams the incentive and tools to improve resource allocation...
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wall of tools
"Mesos and Aurora make it really easy for engineers at Twitter to deploy their service to multiple environments and clusters... However, orchestrating the deploy pipeline across each step was still left to users. This was done through complex CI job configurations, with bespoke deploy tooling, or even worse - completely manually."

How Twitter Avoids the Microservice Version of “Works on My Machine”

Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora initially helped Twitter engineers to implement more sophisticated DevOps processes and streamline tooling, says software engineer David McLaughlin. But over time a whole new class of bespoke tooling emerged to manage deployment across multiple availability zones as...
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four burgers on a plate
You know the saying: fast, cheap, or good, pick two. Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot show that you can have all three with Apache Mesos.

4 Unique Ways Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot Use Apache Mesos

You know the saying: fast, cheap, or good, pick two. Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot show that you can have all three with Apache Mesos. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager; it sits between the application layer and the operating system, and deploys and manages applications in large-scale...
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Hear from Chris Pinkham, VP of Engineering at Twitter about the challenges of running one of the single largest Mesos clusters known.

At MesosCon: Chris Pinkham Details Twitter's Platform Infrastructure

As a preview to MesosCon, we spoke with Chris Pinkham, VP of Engineering at Twitter, about some of the issues involved with running “one of the largest single Mesos clusters known” and why open source technology is critical to Twitter’s success. In his keynote presentation, “Platform...
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Twitter Open-Sources Heron for Real-Time Stream Analytics

Heron, the real-time stream-processing system Twitter devised as a replacement for Apache Storm, is finally being open-sourced after powering Twitter for more than two years. Twitter explained in a blog post that it created Heron because it needed more than speed and scale from its real-time stream...
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MesosCon 2016 will take place June 1-2 in Denver.
MesosCon 2016 will take place June 1-2 in Denver.

Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, Netflix

When people talk about cloud native applications you almost inevitably hear a reference to a success story using Apache Mesos as an application delivery framework at tremendous scale. With adoption at Twitter, Uber, Netflix, and other companies looking for scale and flexibility — Mesos provides a...
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