29 Apr '15, 6pm

How Gilt's architecture evolved from #Ruby on Rails --> #Java --> Microservices with #Scala and#Play

The growth of the number of microservices accelerated when Scala , running on the JVM, was introduced into the technical stack. Trenaman discussed that an average service at Gilt consists of 2000 lines of code and 5 source files, and is run on 3 instances in production. During 2011 and 2015, Gilt also decided to 'lift and shift' the legacy application stack to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, and also began deploying new microservices to this platform. Trenaman noted that the vast majority of the services running at Gilt are currently executing on AWS EC2 t2.micro instances, which contain relatively little compute power, but do offer '

Full article: http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/04/scaling-microservices-gilt