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Achieving Mega-scale Business Intelligence Through Speed of Thought Analytics on Hadoop

Posted by Ian Fyfe  on  Oct 26, 2016

Ian Fyfe discusses the different options for implementing speed-of-thought business analytics and machine learning tools directly on top of Hadoop.


Cloud Native Key Management

Posted by Justin Smith  on  Oct 05, 2016

Justin Smith discusses credential hygiene in distributed systems, covering topics such as key encrypting keys, hardware security modules, and promising advances in muti-party computation.


The Human Side of Microservices

Posted by John Billings  on  Sep 30, 2016

John Billings talks about winning over those skeptical about the benefits of microservices along with tips on caching, failure, interface changes, etc. for building a distributed system architecture.


Distributed Systems in Practice, in Theory

Posted by Aysylu Greenberg  on  Sep 25, 2016

Aysylu Greenberg revisits some features of modern distributed systems and shows three architectural patterns, their application, and reference papers that are relevant to today's distributed systems.


The Verification of a Distributed System

Posted by Caitie McCaffrey  on  Sep 11, 2016

Caitie McCaffrey discusses the strategies for proving a correct system and less strenuous methods of testing, which can help increase our confidence that a system is doing the right thing.


BOSH - Twenty Years of Deployment Lessons in One Tool

Posted by Colin Humphreys  on  Sep 08, 2016

Colin Humphreys talks about how the Cloud Foundry community deploys the distributed system powering the one of the most successful open source platforms, along with details on the tooling used.


Membership, Dissemination and Population Protocols

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Sep 04, 2016

Sean Cribbs discusses practical applications of academic research with a large scale distributed system, as well as membership and dissemination protocols and their application in practice.


Adaptive Availability for Quality of Service

Posted by Theo Schlossnagle  on  Aug 14, 2016

Theo Schlossnagle talks about lessons learned in building an always-on distributed time-series database with aggressive quality of service guarantees, and techniques for dealing with bad machines.


Ingest & Stream Processing - What Will You Choose?

Posted by Pat Patterson, Ted Malaska  on  Aug 14, 2016 1

Pat Patterson and Ted Malaska talk about current and emerging data processing technologies, and the various ways of achieving "at least once" and "exactly once" timely data processing.


Future of Container-Enabled Infrastructure

Posted by Brandon Philips  on  Jul 22, 2016

Brandon Philips describes how bringing containers, schedulers, and distributed systems together will create more reliable and greatly more trusted server infrastructures.


Monitoring and Troubleshooting Real-Time Data Pipelines

Posted by Alan Ngai, Premal Shah  on  Jul 20, 2016

Alan Ngai and Premal Shah discuss best practices on monitoring ​distributed real-time data processing frameworks and how DevOps can gain control and visibility over these data pipelines.


Distributed Consensus: Making the Impossible Possible

Posted by Heidi Howard  on  Jun 28, 2016

Heidi Howard explores how to construct resilient distributed systems on top of unreliable components. Howard discusses which algorithms are best suited to different situations.

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