eBay VP & Fellow visited CIS and gave a distinguished industrial series talk in CECS

10/24/2017

Sami Ben-Romdhane, VP & Fellow of Platform & Infrastructure Architecture, eBay, visited the CIS department to discuss potential research collaboration and gave a talk at the CECS Industrial Speaker Series.

Sami Ben-Romdhane, VP & Fellow of Platform & Infrastructure Architecture, eBay, visited the CIS department to discuss potential research collaboration and gave a talk on "Scalability at eBay" for the Industrial Speaker Series in CECS. With millions of buyers and sellers, viewing, listing or doing transactions on its site, eBay challenges have always been around scalability. At any day, eBay infrastructure ingests Petabytes of data, serves web and mobile experiences through thousands of applications, rolling changes to 100s of them, executing billions of queries on its database, monitoring and managing hundred thousand of compute instances. Sam shared with the audience the architectural choices and the tradeoffs to enable managing the site at this scale from the data center all the way up the stack to the application level.

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