A super in-depth look at on-call compensation strategies. Includes a sampling of companies and how much they pay (if anything).
Gergely Orosz — The Pragmatic Engineer
Husky uses a nifty sharding strategy where a customer’s shard allocation changes over time automatically based on load.
Daniel Intskirveli — Datadog
This analogy goes far enough to even include rules. Anyone up for a round?
[…] in order to be truly great at being an SRE you will constantly need to understand how to work with people in the organization, how to set expectations and how to move the needle on people’s understanding of reliability.
MongoDB -> Cassandra -> ScyllaDB. Storing a ton of stuff is hard.
Bo Ingram — Discord
When designing complex technical systems, you should ask yourself, “how does the human operator fit into the picture”.
It sounds like it was a great conference!
Paige Cruz — Chronosphere
[…] complex systems don’t yield to analysis. We have to add another skill: sense-making.
Jessica Kerr — Honeycomb
Full disclosure: Honeycomb is my employer.