Come to this session to get an update on Marconi, an OpenStack queuing and notification service described at http://wiki.openstack.org/marconi
Marconi aims to be pragmatic, building upon the real-world experiences of teams who have solid track records running and supporting web-scale message queuing systems. Users can customize Marconi to achieve a wide range of performance, durability, availability, and efficiency goals.
As a message bus, Marconi allows cloud developers to use a REST API to easily distribute tasks to multiple workers across the components of an OpenStack deployment. Publish-subscribe semantics are also supported, allowing notifications to be distributed to multiple listeners at once.
Join Rackspace's Kurt Griffiths, Principal Architect, and Allan Metts, Engineering Director, to learn about the work that has been done and the path ahead -- including a description of the project, real-world performance metrics, and a live demo.
Principal Architect -- Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace
Kurt is an architect and cloud hacker at Rackspace. In spite of his sister's advice to the contrary (and to her complete bafflement), he spent his entire life savings on a programming book at the age of 12, and began teaching himself how to write DOS programs in the basement of his parent's Rocky Mountain home. One thing led to another, and a few years later Kurt found himself starting an indie game company with a friend. Over the years Kurt has had the opportunity to work in a variety of... Read More →
Director -- Engineering, Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace Hosting
Allan Metts is the site leader for Rackspace Atlanta, the Engineering shop responsible for Rackspace's Cloud Backup and Cloud Queues products. This team is also actively developing OpenStack's Marconi project, which implements a Queuing and Notification service. Prior to Rackspace, Allan led the development of several large-scale systems in the telecommunications, transportation, and financial sectors. He stays hands-on with C++, Python, and Cloud APIs, and specializes in distributed systems... Read More →
Software Engineer, Red Hat
Flavio spends most of his time hacking on storage (Glance [core member], Cinder, Swift) and messaging (Marconi [core member]) modules. He has both Italian and Venezuelan roots, and is currently based in Italy where he works remotely for Red Hat. Flavio is also an actively open-source contributor and part of Mongodb Masters group.Prior to Red Hat, Flavio worked on Big Data oriented applications, search engines and message systems. He was also an active member of Gnome's a11y team where he... Read More →
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