In this article, we’ll cover the introduction of distributed tracing in Betfair. First, we outline our problems with monitoring and logs, and explain why we think tracing is important. Then we detail the steps we took to enable tracing the bet placement in our platform. If you are looking for an open source implementation of a distributed tracing system, we propose you to check out https://www.jaegertracing.io/ . Jaeger is also our choice here in Betfair. Yuri Shkuro has written a great book on the subject.
Alex Cioflica, Cristian Bote and Tiberiu Krisboi
Just a few days before the World Cup started, we sequentially released a major rework of all our Gaming sites covering both redesigning all the products and a complete under the hood revamp. Rebuilding our technology stack was a massive effort across multiple teams and departments, ranging from Product, Design and Marketing to Tech, Content, SEO and the list goes on.
In this lengthy article we’ll talk about our journey through choosing the right technology, learning from different mistakes and ultimately achieving what we set out to do.Continue reading “Rebuilding the Gaming lobbies – part 1”
So, we have decided to resuscitate our technology blog. But this time we’re bigger. You may know that both paddy power and betfair have joined forces to create one of the world’s largest online gambling businesses, with more than 7,000 staff. With this comes complexity and many technical challenges, which will give us plenty to share.
The aim of this site is to share our expertise, knowledge and our technology stack with you technology enthusiasts.
In the coming weeks will be posting interesting stories, videos and pictures around how we overcome some of our biggest problems at paddy power betfair.