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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Philips describes how bringing containers, schedulers, and distributed systems together will create more reliable and greatly more trusted server infrastructures.
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.
Heidi Howard explores how to construct resilient distributed systems on top of unreliable components. Howard discusses which algorithms are best suited to different situations.
Aysylu Greenberg discusses some of the new architectural patterns from systems she has worked on at Google and the related work that provides insights into the motivations behind them.
Alvaro Videla reviews distributed systems: async/sync, message passing, shared memory, failure detectors, leader election, consensus and different kinds of replication, and recommends related books.