Wednesday, May 22 • 11:55 - 12:30
The Story of Why We Migrate to gRPC and How We Go About It - Matthias Grüter, Spotify

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At Spotify, we have historically built services based on our own proprietary messaging protocol and framework. Last year we finally kicked off the daunting multi-year task of migrating everything to gRPC.

Migrating over 1000 services to gRPC poses interesting challenges, many of them are not only technical in nature: they boil down to questions of engineering culture and leadership at scale: How do you get 200 autonomous engineering teams to align on something as fundamental and cross-cutting as a new RPC framework? How do you roll-out gRPC at scale whit minimal disruption to both the organization and to the end-user?

This presentation will address these questions alongside more technical discussions of advanced gRPC concepts such as interceptors, deadlines, and effective schema management and how they are essential in large distributed systems.

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Matthias Grüter

Engineering Manager, Spotify
Matthias works as an engineering manager in Spotify's infrastructure and operations group.His team is driving the exciting process of transitioning Spotify's backend to cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes, gRPC and services meshes. As a manager by trade and engineer by heart... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:55 - 12:30
Hall 8.0 B3