Main Conference (September 5th, 2023)

High Performance Messaging in the Cloud

The Aeron ( project aims to produce the highest performing distributed systems framework for both on premise and cloud deployments. In this talk Michael will highlight some of the interesting features that have been added to Aeron specifically to make it work well in cloud environments. We aim to cover multi-node distribution, DNS and host naming, fault tolerance, and extensions to achieve optimal performance.


Cloud Native Summit - Michael Barker

Michael Barker

Independent Consultant at Ephemeris Consulting

Michael Barker has over two decades of experience in the software industry across a wide range of industries including exchange systems, finance, telecommunications and government. Michael spent 10 years working at LMAX Exchange, where he help transform its latecy from 1ms to sub-80µs, along with contributing to nearly every part of the system (matching engine, broker & risk management, messaging & reliablility infrastructure, survellience, monitoring…).

He has a fondness for concurrency and data structures, being the long term maintainer of the LMAX Disruptor and building multiple novel structures to support the exchange and broker.

More recently Michael has been heavily involved with the Aeron project, mostly bringing the C implementation of the media driver up to functional parity with the Java media driver and experimenting with alternative networking implementations, e.g. DPDK.

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