A very interesting presentation about using asynchronous messaging systems in scaling up applications.
The presentation is split into main parts. The first part is a quick rant to cut some crap related to application scaling according to the presenter. These include:
- Big data do not really exist
- Sharded RDBMS offer better scalability than NoSQL. So big data is not a reason for using NoSQL
- Cloud is not magic! there is a big misconception about the old way of doing things
- Scaling is not the magic of adding more nodes at ease! We need to have good information and system infrastructure
Part 2 covers asynchronous approach using messaging systems. It illustrates how AMQP protocol used in RabbitMQ works.
One of the things I liked about this part is how he presented when to use asynchronous and how this was enriched with examples.
I have enjoyed watching this presentation and have learnt a lot. I highly recommend watching it.