Sherwood Zern

Consulting Solution Architect, Oracle Corporation

Sherwood Zern has over 35 years of software engineering experience. He has traveled to six continents and numerous countries helping customers with their enterprise distributed systems. For the past three years he has been working with Kubernetes and service mesh products. He as delivered numerous cloud-native workshops in Latin America, North America, and Europe. He is currently a solution architect for Oracle and is leading the effort to move Oracle's large SaaS applications to a microservices architecture. He leads the team in defining patterns for building resilient services, using distributed tracing, distributed transactions, and multi-tenacy. When Sherwood is not spending his time coding and working with customers he can be found riding his horse Charlie as a member of the Sheriff office's mounted patrol unit.


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Complex distributed systems can be well . . . complex. The benefits of microservices and Functions outweigh that complexity. Complex distributed systems can be challenging to build correctly and building cloud-native applications does not change this. These cloud-native applications will usually add more layers as microservices and Functions become more popular. However, the benefits of microservices and Functions outweigh the complexity. But, the debugging of outages can feel like solving a murder mystery. It doesn’t have to be that way. Using distributed tracing with your applications helps the developer and DEVOPS identify latency, root cause, critical paths, and service dependency. By attending this session, the attendee will learn how to use distributed tracing to improve their applications and reduce outage times.

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