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Cluster Consensus: When Aeron Met Raft



Martin Thompson explains how consensus algorithms operate and the techniques that can be applied to make them efficient. Building a system on top of consensus algorithms requires very efficient interfacing to the algorithm and means to comprehend and monitor operation. Thompson covers the mechanics of how this can work.


Martin Thompson is a Java Champion with over 2 decades of experience building complex and high-performance computing systems. He is most recently known for his work on Aeron and SBE. Previously at LMAX he was the co-founder and CTO when he created the Disruptor. He blogs at, and can be found giving training courses on performance and concurrency.

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Jun 28, 2018