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Monday, November 18 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Evolution of Envoy as a Dynamic Redis Proxy - Nicolas Flacco & Henry Yang, Lyft | Mitch Sulaski, Workday

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This session will go over the evolution of Redis support in Envoy.  Initially Envoy redis proxy only supported sharding to clusters of independent Redis nodes. Recent developments have enabled support for the open source Redis Cluster protocol as well as some unique features such as multicluster routing, flexible load balancing options, and traffic shadowing.

As the usage of Redis expanded different usage patterns emerged, requiring different availability, durability and consistency trade-offs. Henry and Mitch will discuss how the Envoy redis proxy was extended to support these new requirements in large scale environment(10+ Millions rps) at Lyft and Workday.

Traditionally migrating data between Redis clusters has been painful, requiring lots of application code changes and extensive monitoring. Now, it is possible to move traffic between Redis clusters with zero application code changes, using Envoy itself. Nicolas will discuss his experience at Lyft migrating Redis clusters.


Henry Yang

Henry Yang has extensive experience building large scale distributed systems at Microsoft, Twitter, Lyft and other startups. Currently leading a small team working on transient data store on top of Redis at Lyft.

Mitch Sulaski

Principal Software Developer, Workday
Mitch Sukalski is a long-time veteran of high-performance networking and computing research and development at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, ECMWF, Sandia National Laboratories, Packeteer, EMC Greenplum, Pertino, Cradlepoint, and now Workday. From HiPPI and MPI to cluster computing... Read More →

Nicolas Flacco

Software Engineer, Lyft
Nicolas Flacco is an infrastructure engineer at Lyft, previously Snap, Twitter and various startups. In the last few years he has built and operated some of the world's largest Redis systems.

Monday November 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Pacific Ballroom 16/17/19
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