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November 22, 2017
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re:Invent 2017 – Building a Mission Critical, Serverless Photo Pipeline for 100 Million Photos

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General on November 22, 2017 | Responses (0)

SRV315: How We Built a Mission-Critical, Serverless File Processing Pipeline for over 100 Million Photos Monday, November 27th 2:30 PM, Aria, Level 3, Juniper 4 Mike worked on HomeAway‘s image processing pipeline using Lambda functions, SNS, and DynamoDB to handle an ever growing collection of over 100 million property photos uploaded by the property owners. He’ll share the from scratch evolution of the service, walking the audience piece by piece through the overall architecture and sharing some of the key insights. You’ll learn: Where Lambdas work and where they don’t Best…

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November 10, 2017
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re:Invent 2017 – Getting Started with Amazon Aurora

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General on November 10, 2017 | Responses (0)

This is one in a series of talks our Expedia team members are delivering at re:Invent 2017. Session: DAT202 – Getting Started with Amazon Aurora Monday Nov 27, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Venetian Level 4, Marcello 4405 Amazon Aurora services are MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engines with the speed, reliability, and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost. This session introduces you to Amazon Aurora, explores the capabilities and features of Aurora, explains common use cases, and helps you get started with Aurora. Expedia’s experience with…

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February 16, 2017
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Fault Domains and the Vegas Rule

By in General on February 16, 2017 | Responses (1)

Our teams at Expedia are active public cloud users. We use a simple design principle called the “Vegas Rule”, and a complimentary concept called “fault domain” to make resiliency-related decisions. Fault Domain A fault domain is a coarse-grained enclosure of apps, data and all the dependent infrastructure. Below is an example. The outer circle represents a fault domain. The primary property of a fault domain is that any fault inside the fault domain does not cascade outside. Any external dependency is soft, and the the services in the fault domain…

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Published
June 15, 2016
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Rob Meyer (@robfromca)
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HomeAway Tech Blog Launches

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General, Travel Technology on June 15, 2016 |

HomeAway, The newest member of the Expedia Inc. family of companies has launched a HomeAway tech blog. They’ve kicked it off with some interesting postings; my personal favorites of which are an interesting statistical analysis of payment gateway response times and a great exploration of eCommerce for developers new to the space. It’s definitely worth following and I’m excited to see what they post next.

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April 28, 2016
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Hotwire Tech Blog

By Rob Meyer (@robfromca) in General, Travel Technology on April 28, 2016 |

Our engineering colleagues at Hotwire launched a tech blog recently similar to this one, with tangible tips and tricks that their team wants to share with the world. Today’s post is a look at continuous integration on iOS using a tool (set of tools really) called fastlane. I’m using fastlane for an internal app and have so far have been pretty impressed, I recommend checking out both the tool and the Hotwire blog.

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