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Natan Silnitsky

Natan Silnitsky

Backend Infra Engineer at Wix, Izrael

Natan Silnitsky is a backend-infra engineer @Wix.com.

He is on the Data streaming team in charge of building event-driven libraries and tools on top of Kafka. Before that, he was part of a task force that was responsible for building the next generation CI system at Wix on top of Google’s Bazel build tool.

Has many years of experience as a developer of large scale web services – First in .Net, later in Scala.

Natan’s passions include clean code, dev velocity, and great software design.

Speaker's activity
10 lessons learned from using Kafka in more than 1000 microservices

Kafka is the bedrock of Wix’s distributed Mega Microservices system.
Over the years we have learned a lot about how to successfully scale our event-driven architecture to roughly 1400 mostly Scala microservices.
In this talk, you will learn about 10 key decisions and steps you can take in order to safely scale-up your Kafka-based system.

For example:

  • how to achieve and maintain good performance and availability across all your services;
  • how to keep costs down;
  • how to increase the dev velocity of event-driven style code;
  • how to tackle multiple DCs environments;
  • any many more…