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Spanner - Google's Distributed Database



Sebastian Kanthak overviews Spanner, covering details of how Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its most innovative features: Lock-free strong (current) reads and global snapshots that are consistent with external events.


Sebastian Kanthak is a software engineer at Google working on Spanner, Google's planet-scale distributed database. He leads the Paxos & concurrency team that deals with replication, transactions, and other concurrency modes.

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Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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Nov 25, 2013