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Friday, October 15 • 11:00am - 11:35am
Cortex: Intro and Production Tips - Bryan Boreham, Grafana Labs & Alvin Lin, Amazon Web Services

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Cortex is a time-series data store based on Prometheus. Cortex adds: - Scalability: run across dozens of servers to handle millions of samples per second. - Availability: if one server fails then work will be redirected to others. - Multi-tenancy: store data from different groups or customers, segregated so a user from one tenant cannot see data from another. - Durability: use cloud stores (such as S3) to reduce the chance of data loss. This session will provide an overview of Cortex, an update on recent news from the project, and a run-through of top 5 tips for running Cortex in production.

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Bryan Boreham

Distinguished Engineer, Grafana Labs
Bryan is a Distinguished Engineer at Grafana Labs, the observability company.After first getting into programming as a kid, creating a video game called "Splat", Bryan's career has ranged from charting pie sales at a bakery to real-time pricing of billion-dollar bond trades.At Grafana... Read More →
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Alvin Lin

Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Web Services
Alvin is a senior software engineer at AWS currently working on AWS Managed Service for Prometheus. He had worked on many other AWS services such as Route 53 Domain Registration, SQS, and AmazonMQ. He became Cortex maintainer recently.He lives in beautiful Vancouver BC and refuses... Read More →



Friday October 15, 2021 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Concourse Hall 153 ABC + Online