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If you log in to your savings account and find your money has gone missing, you might not be sticking around with that company for too long. In fact, you might even want to sue them! On a financial platform, every fraction of a penny can make a big difference.
The microservices paradigm brings more flexibility to software development, but it doesn't come for free. Whether it’s network issues or software bugs, it’s important to be able to reconcile, and rectify the platform quickly. Having a 99% success rate is not good enough - your reputation is on the line. Losing a day’s worth of transactions by restoring backups isn’t usually an option either!
In this talk, Thomas will address the question “What are the necessary building blocks for building a safe, robust and trustworthy micro-service event-driven financial platform?” You will learn what our architecture looks like and, more importantly, how Thomas and his Team have addressed some of the key NFRs of supportability, resiliency and consistency.
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Thomas is a senior software engineer at Landbay, a peer-to-peer fin-tech startup in London. He is contributing to a platform, made of a couple of dozens microservices written in Java, that matches investors to borrowers. He previously worked in advertising, where he contributed to building a service-oriented platform from 0 to 250 million requests per day.