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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

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SE-Radio Episode 285: James Cowling on Dropbox’s Distributed Storage System

James Cowling of Dropbox (architect of their distributed storage system), speaks to Robert Blumen about their move from Amazon’s S3 to their own infrastructure; The show covers: the size, scope and scale of Dropbox’s data management; their experience on Amazon’s S3; why S3 over time did not meet their needs; how the decision was made […]

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Episode 229: Flavio Junqueira on Distributed Coordination with Apache ZooKeeper

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Episode 229: Flavio Junqueira on Distributed Coordination with Apache ZooKeeper

Flavio Junqueira is the author of Zookeeper: Distributed Process Coordination. Flavio and Jeff Meyerson begin by defining ZooKeeper and talking about what ZooKeeper is and isn’t. ZooKeeper can be thought of as a patch against certain fallacies of distributed computing: that the network is secure, has zero latency, has infinite bandwidth, and so on. With […]

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