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The Anatomy of a Distributed System
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| by Tyler McMullen Follow 1 Followers on Dec 12, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 5-9, 2018. Join us!

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Summary
Tyler McMullen talks through the components and design of a real system, as well as the theory behind them. The system is built to perform very high volumes of health checks, done across a cluster of machines for reliability and scalability. It includes things like gossip, failure detection, leader election, logical clocks, and consistency trade-offs.

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Bio

Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, where he’s responsible for the system architecture and leads the company’s technology vision. As part of the founding team, he built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-time Analytics. Before Fastly, he worked on text analysis and recommendations at Scribd.

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