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ZooKeeper for the Skeptical Architect



Camille Fournier explains what projects ZooKeeper is useful for, the common challenges running it as a service and advice to consider when architecting a system using it.


Camille Fournier is the Head of Engineering at Rent the Runway. Prior to joining Rent the Runway she was an infrastructure engineer at Goldman Sachs. In her limited spare time she is a distributed systems hacker, serving as a PMC member and committer for the Apache ZooKeeper project.

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Aug 17, 2014

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  • So far so good ...

    by Cameron Purdy,

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    I haven't finished watching this yet, but I'm already enjoying it. It's a topic that I enjoy, and the speaker is talking tech instead of platitudes. This one is definitely going on the "watch" list.


    Cameron | Oracle

  • Clear and helpful

    by Russell Leggett,

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    Zookeeper has always been on my periphery, but I've never been quite sure if it would be helpful to my or what exactly I should/should not use it for. This talk was very helpful, and the speaker did an excellent job.

  • Paxos and Raft lectures at Stanford University

    by Pierre Mage,

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    To answer one of the last questions about Paxos, you should take a look at:

    Thanks for this really interesting presentation!

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