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Scaling Distributed Systems

Posted by Natalia Chechina  on  Oct 04, 2015

Natalia Chechina outlines features of actor and functional programming models, and the reason these models attract so much interest in parallel, concurrent, and scaling world.


Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.


Distributed Scheduling with Apache Mesos in the Cloud

Posted by Diptanu Choudhury  on  Aug 02, 2015

Diptanu Choudhury discusses the design of Netflix’ distributed scheduler based on Mesos and Titan, focusing on bin packing algorithms, scaling in and out of clusters, fault tolerance, and redundancy.


Thinking in a Highly Concurrent, Mostly-functional Language

Posted by Francesco Cesarini  on  Apr 08, 2015

Francesco Cesarini illustrates how the Erlang way of thinking about problems leads to scalable and fault-tolerant designs, describing 3 ways of clustering Erlang nodes within the server side domain.


Tumblr - Bits to Gifs

Posted by John Bunting  on  Dec 25, 2014

John Bunting talks about different services Tumblr has built and how their architecture helps them be fault tolerant as they continue to grow.


Fault Tolerance 101

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  Jun 05, 2014 1

Joe Armstrong discusses fault tolerant systems, summarizing the key features of Erlang and showing how they can be used for programming fault-tolerant and scalable systems on multi-core clusters.


Fault Tolerance Made Easy

Posted by Uwe Friedrichsen  on  Jun 03, 2014

Uwe Friedrichsen discusses implementing resilient software design patterns (code included) and improving those patterns to achieve robustness and becoming a resilient software developer.


Fault Tolerance 101

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  May 25, 2014 2

Joe Armstrong discusses how fault tolerance relates to scalability and concurrency, and how Erlang helps build fault-tolerant systems on multi-core clusters.


Programming, Only Better

Posted by Bodil Stokke  on  Mar 19, 2014 4

Bodil Stokke keynotes on the FP languages for writing bug free, fault tolerant code that help building simple, concurrent and reusable software.


Architecting for High Availability

Posted by Attila Narin  on  May 14, 2013

Attila Narin discusses AWS concepts: Availability Zones, RDS Multi-AZ deployments, SQS and Auto Scaling, Elastic IP, load balancing, DNS, DynamoDB, Amazon S3, etc., and EC2 best practices.


Designing Fault Tolerant Distributed Applications

Posted by Scott Andreas  on  Mar 29, 2013 2

Scott Andreas discussing creating fault tolerant distributed applications, and demoes Ordasity, a framework for building self-organizing systems with services.

Runaway Complexity in Big Data, and a Plan to Stop It

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Oct 25, 2012

Nathan Marz outlines several sources of complexity introduced in data systems - Lack of human fault-tolerance, Conflation of data and queries, Schemas done wrong - and what can be done to avoid them.

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