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Wednesday, September 17 • 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Theseus' Data: Migrating Production Backends with Zero-Downtime

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As a company grows and changes, so does its data infrastructure needs. Technologies and data-models that may have made sense at one point in time gradually become ill-suited for handling the problems facing your business today. When that data is mission-critical, though, it's often a daunting task to migrate backends or models - leading many engineers to spend countless hours dealing with workarounds, caching strategies, and other mitigation patterns rather than facing the data model problem head on. As change.org has grown from a small blog site to the world's leading petition platform we have had to deal with this problem in a number of ways. This talk will explore how we have successfully transitioned production-facing data from MongoDB and LevelDB to Cassandra and MySQL through a multi-phase process with a focus on data integrity and verification.


Vijay Ramesh

Software Engineer, Data Science, change.org
Vijay Ramesh has been a software engineer at change.org since early 2012, and was a founding member of the data science team where he helped to build automated machine-learning driven email targeting, robust and fault-tolerant ETL pipelines, and service-oriented architecture and development... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm PDT
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