distributed systems: All content tagged as distributed systems in NoSQL databases and polyglot persistence
James Mickens in “The saddest moment“:
In conclusion, I think that humanity should stop publishing papers about Byzantine fault tolerance. I do not blame my fellow researchers for trying to publish in this area, in the same limited sense that I do not blame crackheads for wanting to acquire and then consume cocaine. The desire to make systems more reliable is a powerful one; unfortunately, this addiction, if left unchecked, will inescapably lead to madness and/or tech reports that contain 167 pages of diagrams and proofs. Even if we break the will of the machines with formalism and cryptography, we will never be able to put Ted inside of an encrypted, nested log, and while the datacenter burns and we frantically call Ted’s pager, we will realize that Ted has already left for the cafeteria.
One of the shortest and delightful articles about the complexity of distributed systems.
Ricon and QCon are the 2 conferences I regret most for missing this fall. Luckly both of them are publishing videos of the talks, so I’m posting this as early as possible on Saturday morning so you’ll have a busy weekend.
- Michael Bernstein: Distributed Systems Archeology. I watched this one live, but I’ll rewatch it as it’s both extremely interesting and entertaining.
- Peter Bailis: Bad As I Wanna Be: Coordination and Consistency in Distributed Databases and Diego Ongaro: The Raft Consensus Algorithm. These are 2 guys we’ll (continue) to hear a lot in the space of distributed systems. Even if their field is consistency and transactions.
- Jason Brown: Dynamic Dynamos: Comparing Riak and Cassandra. High availability? These are basically your options.
- Jordan West: Controlled Epidemics: Riak’s New Gossip Protocol and Metadata Store and Joseph Blomstedt: Bringing Consistency to Riak (Part 2). What Basho’s is working on.
- Jeff Hodges: Practicalities of Productionizing Distributed Systems. Experiences from the field.
I just wish , for my marriage’s sake, these would have been available during the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Original title and link: Busy weekend ahead - Ricon West videos available ( ©myNoSQL)
Basho has published the majority of the presentations from their RICON East 2013 event. I’ve been lucky to be at Ricon West 2012 and it was a fantastic conference. So I think you’ll really enjoy some of videos.
Here’s the list I would start with:
- Automatically Scalable Computation by Herchel Smith
- ZooKeeper for the skeptical architect by Camille Fournier
- Optimizing LevelDB for performance and scale by Matthew Von-Maszewki
Original title and link: Ricon East Videos - Talks about distributed systems and Riak ( ©myNoSQL)
Best. Demo. Ever.
Original title and link: And the prize goes to… FoundationDB Fault Tolerance Demo ( ©myNoSQL)
If Peter Bailis thought I’ll miss this list… well, I didn’t. It’s a lot to read, so let’s get to it:
Original title and link: Assorted distributed databases readings by Peter Bailis ( ©myNoSQL)
This is the type of presentation you don’t want to miss even if it’s a couple of months old1: