JAX London 2017: The Conference for JAVA & Software Innovation
Join us at Jax London 2017 where our Lead Consultant, Lorenzo Nicora is speaking on “Scaling Event Sourcing for IoT and Mobile.” JAX London is a four-day conference for cutting-edge software engineers and enterprise-level professionals. JAX brings together the world’s leading innovators in the fields of JAVA, microservices, continuous delivery and DevOps.
Scaling Event Sourcing for IoT and Mobile – Lorenzo Nicora
Event Sourcing is a popular persistence pattern that allows reconstructing different views of reality from its history. While the commonly accepted approach guarantees consistent events at write-time, it may fall short scaling to big-data magnitudes. This presentation gathers experience, errors and successes from real-world projects.
Often, consistency enforced on write doesn’t scale when you have to cope with unreliable clients and transport, as with IoT and mobile, and keep latency low. You have already abandoned ACID transactions, but you have to push BASE (Basic Availability, Soft-state and Eventual consistency) one step further, making compromises between low-latency writes, read delays and read-model consistency.
This presentation will cover authentic problems like building consistent read models from late or missing events, and lack of any global time reference until everyone will have an atomic clock in his pocket. It offers an alternative point of view on Event Sourcing described with whiteboard-like drawings and lessons from the trenches.