Sergey Bykov at Reactive Summit: “Some people will be shocked to hear me talking about distributed transactions in 2018.”

A Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft, Sergey Bykov is one of the founders of the Orleans project at Microsoft Research which development he continues to lead, among his other projects. Before joining Microsoft Research, Sergey had worked in several Microsoft product groups, from BizTalk and Host Integration Server to embedded operating systems for Point of Sale terminals to Bing.

At Reactive Summit in Montreal, Sergey is doing a talk “Distributed Transactions are dead, long live distributed transactions!” covering Orleans and how it pioneered the Virtual Actor Model that offered a compelling alternative, especially for building scalable distributed applications.

In advance of his talk, we spoke to Sergey about his passion for the open source community, the challenges companies deploying Reactive face and his biggest professional dream.

Please Welcome the 2017 Program Committee

The Reactive Summit team is hard at work to select to most interesting talks around Reactive Systems, Fast Data, and Reactive Lifecycle Management from all the submissions to our Call for Papers. The CfP will still be open until the end of May, but I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to this year’s Program Committee members.

Reactive Summit Insights for everybody

Welcome to the newly created Reactive Summit blog! With only 25 days left until the inaugural edition of the Reactive Summit it is about time to get the coverage up a little. With only 500 attendees this year we’re aware that not everybody will be able to attend in person. But we have so much information to share and get you excited about the Summit, that we really need a place to keep you updated.