Proof data consistency in a micro service landscape

On 6-11-2020
Category: Podcast

Proof data consistency in a micro service landscape

Introduction

Even if it doesn’t appeal to you, you might want to think about it when you work in a larger microservice landscape or have a serious big data platform…Proof data consistency in a microservice landscape. When we google this subject I already get 1.2 MLN results so there’s something going on here.

To ensure data consistency several practices are available:

  • Saga Pattern
  • Reconciliation
  • Event Log
  • Orchestration vs. Choreography
    Single-Write With Events
    Change-First
  • Event-First
  • Consistency by Design
  • Accepting Inconsistency

But in this episode, we won’t go over these practices. We will dive into the verification part. The proof of the correct operation of your implementation.

Within bol.com we implemented a Data Quality Service (DQS). Actually, the second generation is already in place. The first generation focused on the immutable data in the 2nd improved version mutable data is covered as well. We will go over these questions to explain how we proof data consistency in a microservice landscape:

  • How did we come up with our solution?
  • What is our approach?
  • How does it relate to our big data, BigQuery storage?

Statements

As a starter, we discuss these statements first

  • Why care it is just data…
  • The microservice is not the issue, the independent data storage solution is, so let’s get back to the centralized databases (makes testing also a lot easier)
  • An architect should be the guest of this show as it’s part of his/her role to fix this
  • Data Consistency is not a problem for Software Engineers. It should be fixed by our infrastructure solutions

 

Guests

  • Mykola Gurov – Of course, you all know him since he was in our very first episode about Kotlin. Or otherwise from one of his testing in production talks. Jack of all trades.
  • Chris Gunnink – Software Engineer on a crusade – DQS
  • Sourygna Luangsay – Tech Lead in experimentation, forecasting and the finance product a lot more products

Hosts

Peter Brouwers

Peter Paul van de Beek

Shownotes

Bigquery – bol.com adoption story

BigQuery – Google’s Data warehouse running in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

 

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