Engineering Blog

Highlights of some of the great technology and projects underway at Zuora

Azucena Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hello, we’re Azucena Araujo and Amit Doshi, QA Engineers on the Analytics and Zuora for Salesforce teams respectively at Zuora. Our blog post provides an introduction to Ghost Inspector, the UI Automation tool we are currently working with.

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Leo_L Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hi, I'm Leo Liu and I'm a principal engineer at Zuora. In this article, I'll briefly describe how we implemented Microservices architecture in the front-end at Zuora.

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alex_e Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Continuous Integration at Zuora: How we tamed Jenkins

by Zuora Staff ‎11-13-2017 10:00 AM - edited ‎11-13-2017 08:22 PM

I’m Alex Elent, and I’m a DevOps Engineer on Zuora’s Infrastructure Engineering team.  In this blog post, I describe how we implemented CI for our microservice teams at Zuora.

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levons Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

How to build a zero dollar CI Framework

by Zuora Staff ‎10-30-2017 09:00 AM - edited ‎10-31-2017 10:34 PM

Hi, I'm Levon Stepanian and I run Zuora Engineering's Finance, Planning and Optimization program. In this article, I'll describe how one of our engineering teams built a Continuous Integration framework using AWS Spot Instances.

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XinYu Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hi, we are Xinxin Wang and Jackie Liu, members of the Engineering team at Zuora. In this article, we will describe the Registry Service; a software service that acts as the primary means for everyone at Zuora to discover and learn about Zuora's microservices.

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bibek Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Baseline Security to Bootstrap your AWS Cloud Infrastructure

by Zuora Staff ‎09-11-2017 02:58 PM - edited ‎09-11-2017 02:59 PM

Hello, my name is Bibek Galera, and I’m the head of Infrastructure Security at Zuora.  In this engineering blog post,  I want to discuss some security features that come with an AWS Subscription at little to no cost, but help enhance an organization’s security posture significantly.

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Jason Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Why We Chose AWS Aurora for our Usage Data Store Service

by Zuora Staff ‎08-23-2017 07:00 PM - edited ‎08-24-2017 01:38 PM

Hi, my name is Kang Ao, and I’m a software engineer at Zuora. I wrote this blog post with Weijie Qu, also a software engineer at Zuora. In it we discuss how we ended up selecting AWS Aurora as our database for our microservice.

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Qiang Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

I’m Qiang Wang, a software developer at Zuora. This blog post describes how we implemented a custom event service, as part of our Reinvent journey towards a microservice based architecture.

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Jeff Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Scaling Graphite on AWS

by Zuora Staff on ‎07-06-2017 01:41 PM - last edited on ‎07-07-2017 10:45 AM by Community Manager

Hello, I’m Jeff Feldstein, and in this post, I’d like to share some updates to our MachZ infrastructure stack including how we leveraged specific AWS instance types to scale at Zuora.

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Weijie Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

EarlyBird: Streamlining Microservice Development

by Zuora Staff on ‎06-26-2017 09:42 PM - last edited on ‎06-27-2017 09:25 AM by Community Manager

I am Weijie Qu, a senior engineer on the Zuora Core Product Team. In this blog post, I outline our EarlyBird microservice template which has helped accelerate and streamline microservice development at Zuora.

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Chunlei Zuora Alumni

Zuora Alumni

Building a Modern Developer Center -- API Reference

by Zuora Alumni on ‎06-06-2017 10:14 PM - last edited on ‎09-15-2017 03:50 PM by Community Manager

I’m Chunlei Wang, and I’m a technical writer on Zuora’s API Reference project. My blog post digs into the technology behind the API Reference and the challenges involved in deploying it, involving the efforts of many different teams within Zuora.

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brentlyjr Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hi, I’m Brent Cromley, Jr. and I’m the SVP of Engineering at Zuora.  I’d like to share with you some details surrounding our "Reivent" strategic initiative.  This is our transformation from a monolithic architecture to microservices.

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pushkala Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

zSSO: Engineering a Seamless Customer Support Experience

by Zuora Staff on ‎05-17-2017 08:50 AM - last edited on ‎05-17-2017 09:10 AM by Community Manager

My name is Pushkala Pattabhiraman, a Zuora Engineer with the Insights team, and I’d like to share the details of a nifty solution we came up using components of our existing tech and IT stack that allowed us to implement standardized access to our customer’s data on the Zuora platform and helped our Global Support organization scale.

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scott Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Moving Fast from SOAP to REST

by Zuora Staff on ‎04-10-2017 03:53 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2017 08:51 AM by Community Manager

I’m Scott Ellis, and I’m a technical lead on Zuora’s API Proxy project. In this blog post, I'll describe our API Proxy, which quickly allowed us to create API parity between SOAP and REST for our customers.

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eric-neto Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hello! I’m Eric Neto, Engineering Manager on the Zuora for Salesforce Team. We manage a set of products built on the Force.com platform to integrate the awesome CRM functionality of Salesforce with the awesome Subscription Management capabilities of Zuora. Our goal is to provide the best possible front office experience that enables users to get the most out of their Zuora integration.

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Alexander Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

In-Memory Services Improve Developer Velocity and Quality of Integrations

by Zuora Staff ‎03-03-2017 01:54 PM - edited ‎03-13-2017 04:26 PM

Hi, I’m Sasha Vasilevskiy, an Engineering Director on the Zuora Platform Team. In this blog post I descibe how the engineering teams at Zuora implement fast while dealing with the microservice inter-dependencies.

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Marcelo Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

The Product is the Demo (We Fake the Customer)

by Zuora Staff ‎02-10-2017 10:00 AM - edited ‎02-10-2017 05:01 PM

Hi. I'm Marcelo Rinesi, Data Scientist for the Insights team. Insights is a fantastic visualization and analysis tool that combines Zuora data with data from external sources, such as Salesforce and customers' own applications. Unfortunately, you cannot really see the power of Insights until you've plugged data into it, and customers want to see what it does before doing that. This post is about how we solved this chicken-and-egg problem by creating our own customer simulator.

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brentlyjr Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Engineering Hoodie Day

by Zuora Staff ‎02-07-2017 11:19 AM - edited ‎02-07-2017 11:19 AM

See the engineering and product teams sporting their hoodies.

 

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Gary Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Simple Deployments Means Faster Deployments

by Zuora Staff ‎01-26-2017 09:54 AM - edited ‎01-26-2017 10:17 AM

Hi, we are the Zuora Build Services Team, and one of the problems that we are working on solving is how to make push button production deployments a reality at Zuora.

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Liangqi Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Real-Time Cloud Data Synchronization

by Zuora Staff on ‎11-18-2016 02:39 PM

Hi I'm Liangqi Wang, Sr. Software Engineer on Zuora's Platform Team.  I'm going to dive into the mechanics of how we've implemented real-time data sync across multiple cloud platforms.  Hope you enjoy!

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dmitri Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

I’m Dmitri Medvedev, a software engineer on Zuora’s Reporting team and here’s a blog post describing the interrnals of ZOQL joins, which are typically hidden from our end-users.

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carlgold Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

How I designed the Subscription Economy Index holds some lessons for making a concise and powerful metric in this age of information overload.

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Jeff Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

MachZ: The Next Generation Observability Platform

by Zuora Staff on ‎11-15-2016 04:03 PM - last edited on ‎11-16-2016 03:39 AM by Community Manager

I'm Jeff Feldstein, a Principal Software Engineer with the Technical Operations organization at Zuora. Over the course of 4+ years with Zuora, I've worn many different hats, but common to all of my roles, is my love for delivering projects that have a positive impact for our customers and Zuora’s platform. In this blog post, I describe my latest customer happiness initiative, MachZ.

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brentlyjr Zuora Staff

Zuora Staff

Hello World!

by Zuora Staff on ‎08-16-2016 10:16 AM

Welcome to the Zuora engineering blog! We are a group of great engineers primarily located in the Bay Area and in Beijing. It is our mission to build and innovate the technology that powers the Subscription Economy.

 

At Zuora, our systems will process $30 billion dollars worth of invoice volume just this year alone. That equates to millions of API calls and billions of transactions.

 

Through this blog, we wish to highlight some of the great technology and projects underway at Zuora. We hope you enjoy reading what we are up to and get a sense of what it is like to work here.