Ben Johnson discusses the Raft protocol and how it works. Raft is a consensus distributed protocol.
Steve Pember discusses creating Grails applications integrating message broker technologies, especially RabbitMQ, and applying SOA principles.
Sebastian Kanthak details how Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its innovative features: Lock-free strong reads and global snapshots consistent with external events.
Avi Bryant discusses how the laws of group theory provide a useful codification of the practical lessons of building efficient distributed and real-time aggregation systems.
Kyle Kingsbury discusses some of the limitations found in distributed systems and the way some of them behave under partitioning.
Jeff Magnusson details some of Netflix' key services: Franklin, Sting and Lipstick.
Joshua Suereth designs a scalable distributed search service with Akka and Scala using actors, and covering practical aspects of how to scale out with Akka’s clustering API.
Oleg Zhurakousky discusses architectural tradeoffs and alternative implementations of real-time high speed data ingest into Hadoop.
Andy Gross discusses the challenges introduced by distributed systems and the need for developing new skills and tools for dealing with them.
Uri Laserson reviews the different available Python frameworks for Hadoop, including a comparison of performance, ease of use/installation, differences in implementation, and other features.
Michael Kopp explains how to run performance code at scale with Hadoop and how to analyze and optimize Hadoop jobs.
Nathan Marz shares lessons learned building Storm, an open-source, distributed, real-time computation system.