Tag Archives: distributed systems

  • What we talk about when we talk about Distributed Systems – Alvaro Videla – Erlang User Conference 2015
    2015-07-15 Erlang Central

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    Slides and more info: http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2015/alvaro-videla Distributed Systems are a complex topic. There's abundant research about it but sometimes it is hard for a beginner to know where to start. I would like to outline the main concepts of distributed systems, so the interested person can have a clear path on how to start their own research as well. In this talk I will review the different models: asynchronous vs. synchronous distributed systems; message passing vs shared m ...


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  • A Brief History of Time in Rank – Sean Cribbs
    2014-12-04 Erlang Central

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    "Time, it will not erase me! For what is time? It's just passing by." -- Lost In The Trees (2007) http://ricon.io/ What is the meaning of time in a distributed system? How can we make sense of events separated by great spans of space-time? Why do I need to give Riak a vector clock with every write? How do vector clocks even work? This talk is the history of how we have tried to make sense of time, ordering, and causality in Riak, the trade-offs associated with each solution, and repre ...


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  • CRDTs: An Update (or maybe just a PUT) (Sam Elliott) – RICON West 2013
    2014-05-07 Erlang Central

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    Until now, Riak has not known or cared about what values that users have been storing inside it. While this allows the store to be used for almost anything, it also leaves our users with the task of designing their own data structures, serialization and, in lots of cases, sibling merge functions. For the last year a small engineering group inside Basho has been working on a set of built-in Data Types, in a bid to make Riak easier to use. This talk will cover the group's progress on CRDTs s ...


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