Jack Schlederer

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Software Engineer
DIrect Supply

 

Jack Schlederer is a software engineer specializing in search technology at Direct Supply. He has developed and maintained his company's Apache Solr environment for 4 years now and has recently entered into the AWS cloud engineering practice and is helping form the patterns and practices for his company's migration out of the datacenter and into AWS. His passion is architecting solutions using open-source technology in the cloud to solve problems of all sorts, and he's tremendously excited to speak at Activate 2019!

Jack Schlederer is speaking at the following session/s

A Self-Healing SolrCloud Built Using Cloud Design Patterns

Wednesday | 1:30PM - 2:10PM |

For our migration to AWS from our on-premises data-center, we migrated and re-architected our Solr environment from a replication based deployment to a SolrCloud. In doing so, we took advantage of several cloud design patterns to deploy a cluster of disposable nodes that automatically respawn and join the cluster in the event of out-of-service nodes. We will discuss how we combined Solr’s elasticity features like autoscaling and rule-based replica placement with features of AWS’s Elastic Container Service to build out an environment of “disposable” Solr and ZooKeeper nodes. Finally, we will cover how we utilized Amazon’s S3 service to backup collections for durability and made use of chaos-engineering to identify resiliency issues prior to production deployment.

Attendee Takeaway
In this talk, audience members will learn about our architecture for deploying ZooKeeper and SolrCloud to AWS using cloud and DevOps best-practices including automation, infrastructure as code, immutable servers, and designing for resiliency.

Intended Audience
In this talk, audience members will learn about our architecture for deploying ZooKeeper and SolrCloud to AWS using cloud and DevOps best-practices including automation, infrastructure as code, immutable servers, and designing for resiliency.

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