Talking head
RailsConf 2014

This presentation, by Carl Lerche, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

If you have ever needed to scale background jobs, you might have noticed that using the database to share information between tasks incurs a serious performance penalty. Trying to process large amounts of data in real-time using the database for coordination will quickly bring your servers to their knees. This talk will show you how to use Apache Storm, a distributed, realtime computation system, to solve these types of problems in a fast, consistent, and fault-tolerant way. Carl is currently working at Tilde, a small company he co-founded, where he spends most of his day hacking on Skylight and drinking too much coffee. In the past, he has worked on a number of ruby open source projects, such as Bundler and Ruby on Rails.

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