Ex-Hulu & Ex-Disney engineer on the "Hot Content Problem" image

Ex-Hulu & Ex-Disney engineer on the "Hot Content Problem"

1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 7pm CET Time Converter
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

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The Game of Thrones finale crashed. The show got so popular that the app couldn’t keep up. If you’re visiting this page then you probably have some experience with the pressure that popular content puts on a system.

In gaming, retail, and streaming there is constant hope (and fear) that a game, a product, or a show will go viral. In this webinar we’ll take a look at the architectural vulnerabilities exposed by hot content. And we’ll discuss decisions you can make to alleviate that pressure.

We’ll ask and answer questions like the following:

  • How does your system handle the challenge of spiky volume?
  • How does your system handle complex metadata at scale?
  • What does an efficient caching system look like? 

In this session our host, Jim Walker, will be joined by Gary Lau, a software engineer who spent the last decade in media companies (Nintendo, Disney, Hulu), where he worked extensively with the movement and analysis of large data sets - specializing in the development of backend services that leverage the data. 

Please bring questions or examples of how hot content has put pressure on your platform. It’s going to be a free flowing conversation and your personal observations are appreciated. 

We will be giving away 20 physical copies of O’Reilly’s “CockroachDB: The Definitive Guide” to the first live attendees on the webinar! Currently only shipping to North America and Europe at this time.


Jim Walker
Jim Walker
Principal Developer Advocate
Cockroach Labs
Gary Lau
Gary Lau
Software Engineer
Cockroach Labs

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