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Thursday, October 15 • 9:00am - 9:30am
How Niantic switched Pokémon GO to use Envoy

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Niantic are the creators of Pokemon GO. As one of the world's most popular mobile games, Niantic needs to serve ##'s of players all across the world, concurrently, necessitating the need of a truly planet-scale solution. In this presentation, Rennana Yacobi, Server Core Infrastructure Lead, explains why Niantic made the transition from NGINX to Envoy, starting with the most important question of ‘Why Envoy?’, then reviewing Niantic’s journey with extending Envoy to support our proprietary protocol which includes websockets and player leasing, using xDS to minimize disruptions when scaling, load testing to ensure Envoy can handle millions of QPS at Pokemon GO's scale, where things fall apart, all the way until consolidating everything to the final launch.

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Renana Yacobi

Staff Software Engineer, Niantic
Renana Yacobi is responsible for delivering game experiences to millions of players across multiple mobile games including Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Renana ensures end user satisfaction by building, scaling, and managing a highly reliable, available, and secure cloud... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT