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Kafka Summit San Francisco

Streaming platforms at massive scale.

Aug 28, 2017 | San Francisco

Jeff Field

Systems Engineer, Blizzard

Jeff Field is a Systems Engineer specializing in Big Data and the Hadoop Ecosystem. He has many years of work experience including automated deployment, configuration, management, and integration of physical, virtual, and cloud systems. He works with development team members and company leadership to establish requirements for systems. He also has experience building automation and configuration management via Puppet and other IT automation software around those needs.

Specialties: Puppet, Hadoop, Linux / RedHat / CentOS, Accumulo, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, VMware, ESXi, Automation, Monitoring


How Blizzard Used Kafka to Save Our Pipeline (and Azeroth)

Video & Slides

When Blizzard started sending gameplay data to Hadoop in 2013, we went through several iterations before settling on Flumes in many data centers around the world reading from RabbitMQ and writing to central flumes in our Los Angeles datacenter. While this worked at first, by 2015 we were hitting problems ... Read More