Evolution of the Runtastic Backend @ DevOne 2018

Evolution of the Runtastic Backend @ DevOne 2018

Insights into how we gradually moved from 2
monolythic services with lots of design flaws to a modern microservices
architecture using several database technologies.

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Simon Lasselsberger

April 26, 2018
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  1. Simon Lasselsberger @lassim Evolution of the Runtastic Backend - Devone

    2018 SLIDE NO. 1 Evolution of the Runtastic Backend Devone 2018 Lead System Architect Simon Lasselsberger @lister @lasssim
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 2
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  4. Simon Lasselsberger @lassim Evolution of the Runtastic Backend - Devone

    2018 SLIDE NO. 4 4 We are Founders 8 We are Years Old 20 We were profitable after just Months 235 We are Employees 38+ We come from Countries 3 We have Offices in Linz, Vienna And Salzburg 15 Our products are available in Languages 1 We are Team with a single vision RUNTASTIC BY THE NUMBERS
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 5 Our 2017 Priority Markets Dedicated in-house marketing & communication resources for Central & Southern Europe (GER, FRA, ESP, ITA, AUT, SUI), UK, United States, Japan, China & Brazil. TOP MARKETS ADDITIONAL MARKETS Dedicated communication resources for Holland, Turkey, Russia, Poland, India, Korea, South & Central America, Canada and Australia.
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 6 EACH DAY WE HAVE 150,000 NEW DOWNLOADS WE BOAST OVER 230 MILLION TOTAL APP DOWNLOADS WE HAVE MORE THAN 3,472,757 FANS AND FOLLOWERS WE HAVE MORE THAN 120 MILLION REGISTERED USERS 24h
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 7 2010 Mobile Gateway Web Page
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 8 Environment Hosting • 4 Servers ◦ Ali, Senna, Lauda, Agassi • Desktop hardware ◦ 4GB RAM, 2 CPUs ◦ dolby surround sound • Cheap and uncomplicated • Helped us to grow in the early days • Mixed responsibilities • Manual setup of machines Team • 2-3 people for backend and operations Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyQcpXDci4
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 9 2010 Mobile Gateway Web Page
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 10 2011 Mobile Gateway Web Page
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 11 2010 Restore Mobile Gateway Web Page
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 12 2011 - 2014 Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 13 Environment Hosting • Switch from Hetzner to T-Systems ◦ Not stable enough ◦ Couldn’t offer the hardware we needed ◦ Cassandra cluster migration (6 months) • Own hardware ◦ Virtualization OpenNebula ◦ Dedicated machines for DBs ◦ 2 Cells in Data Center Team • Dedicated Backend Team (9 People) • Dedicated Infrastructure Team (2 People) Restore Restore
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 14 2015 - 2016 Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page Other Services Hub
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 16 2015 - 2016 Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page ~15 other Services Hub
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 17 Hexagonal Architecture Allow an application to equally be driven by users, programs, automated test or batch scripts, and to be developed and tested in isolation from its eventual run-time devices and databases. Alistair Cockburn Fake Business Logic API Repository Real Routing Authentication API Repository Fake Real Hub Samples
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 18 Technologies Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page ~15 other Services Hub Hub
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 19 2015 - 2017 Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page ~15 other Services Hub Push Service
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 20 Restore Environment Hosting • Switch from T-Systems to Linz AG ◦ Not enough space ◦ 2 Cell strategy doesn’t fit quorum technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra) ◦ Network bottleneck • Room to grow • More standardized setup • More automation ◦ Software defined network (Cisco ACI) ◦ Software defined storage (Ceph) Team • Agile Transition (Backend and Client) • Dedicated Infrastructure Team (6 People)
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 21 Agile Setup
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 22 Team assignment Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page ~15 other Services Hub Backend Core Squad 1 Squad 2 Other Squads Infrastructure Team
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 23 Deployment Current state • 7 different setups • Initial developer machine setup is a pain • Chef not consistent over environments • All-in-one machines need to be huge • Manual deployments Development & Test Jenkins Experimental Jenkins Staging Pre-Production RENO Production All-in-one Machine
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 24 Deployment Future plans • Provide one way to deploy services in any environment • More flexibility and responsibilities for squads • Better fit for Agile process • Less maintenance overhead • Proper automation • CI/CD Development & Test Jenkins Experimental Jenkins Staging Pre-Production RENO Production
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 25 Future Plans Mobile Gateway Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment Web Page ~15 other Services Hub ?
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 26 Future Plans Restore Routes KPI Appendix Gamification Users Live Tracking Samples Abilities Products Payment ~15 other Services Hub
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    2018 SLIDE NO. 27 THANK YOU techblog.runtastic.com @lister @lasssim