Microservice Performance Gotchas

  • Slow data serialization
  • Network contention
  • High per-process overhead


Compact, strongly typed, cross-platform message passing with efficient bi-directional streaming.


Small footprint runtime, modern and efficient networking.


Language agnostic, strongly type definition for an API.

Can be automatically translated into client and server libraries for many languages using the protoc command.

Defining a Build Pipeline

Easy way to build pipelines for building images.

Can be invoked from the command line:

$ gcloud container builds create

Or set up a build trigger in Google Container Registry to rebuild the image on each commit.

Where to Next?

  • End to end production tracing (Stackdriver Trace)
  • Live debugging (Stackdriver Debugger)
  • Google Cloud Endpoints (detailed logging, monitoring, centralized access control)