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Lessons on Scaling Rapidly-growing Startups in the Cloud

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Lessons on Scaling Rapidly-growing Startups in the Cloud

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SignalFx is the only real-time cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and applications. The platform collects metrics and traces across every component in your cloud environment, replacing traditional point tools with a single integrated solution that works across the stack.

Andy Parsons, CTO of the rapidly growing startup Bookish, gives a presentation about his "battle scars" earned while overseeing the rapid scaling-up of his company's web services.

Parsons talks about running PostgreSQL, Ruby, Solr, and Scala instances on the EC2 cloud, which allowed his team many options for scaling infrastructure but also introduced a number of challenges.

This talk will be useful for anyone considering implementing a similar architecture.


SignalFx is built on a massively scalable streaming architecture that applies advanced predictive analytics for real-time problem detection. With its NoSample™ distributed tracing capabilities, SignalFx reliably monitors all transactions across microservices, accurately identifying all anomalies. And through data-science-powered directed troubleshooting SignalFx guides the operator to find the root cause of issues in seconds.

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