Our fourth interview in the Business of Tech podcast series is with Gilt Groupe's CTO and co-founder, Michael Bryzek. Michael talks with us about a number of topics, including:
- Early days of Gilt Groupe and adventures in database selection
- Scaling out with Micro Services on the JVM
- Traffic patterns, cyber Monday
- Team ownership of Micro Services
- Tech management hurdles – eliminate layers and make deploy to production easier
- Advancing the industry by sharing lessons learned
- Adoption of Scala and leveraging the JVM
- Open source software contributions on GitHub – highlight: database Schema Evolution Manager and challenges with database deployments
- Micro Services versus the challenge of "one big database"
- The database schema as software deployments
- Discussion on how Gilt is sharing open source – shed internal dependencies where possible and use open source tools
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