Tag: distributed systems

Episode 417: Alex Petrov on Database Storage Engines

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Episode 417: Alex Petrov on Database Storage Engines

Alex Petrov, author of Database Internals explains the ins and outs of database storage engines. What are they? How do they differ?  What problems do they solve? Host Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Alex about these questions as well as how information is stored on disk, different strategies for building indexes and the difference between […]

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Episode 393: Jay Kreps on Enterprise Integration Architecture with a Kafka Event Log

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Episode 393: Jay Kreps on Enterprise Integration Architecture with a Kafka Event Log

Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent discusses an enterprise integration architecture organized around an event log. Robert Blumen spoke with Jay about the N-squared problem of data integration; how LinkedIn tried and failed to solve the integration problem;  the nature of events; the enterprise event schema; schema definition languages; the use of an event log in […]

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Episode 377: Heidi Howard on Distributed Consensus

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Episode 377: Heidi Howard on Distributed Consensus

Heidi Howard, a researcher in the field of distributed systems, discusses distributed consensus.  Heidi explains when we need it, when we don’t need and the algorithms we use to achieve it.  Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Heidi about the history of distributed consensus, paxos and variations on it, such as raft and flexible paxos, performance and […]

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Episode 370: Chris Richardson on Microservice Patterns

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Episode 370: Chris Richardson on Microservice Patterns

Chris Richardson of microservices.io and author of the book Microservices Patterns discuss microservices patterns which constitute a set of best practices and building-block solutions to problems inherent in building applications out of small coordinated services. Host Robert Blumen spoke with Richardson about the evolution of microservices, community adoption of best practices, patterns for inter-service communication […]

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SE-Radio Episode 362: Simon Riggs on Advanced Features of PostgreSQL

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SE-Radio Episode 362: Simon Riggs on Advanced Features of PostgreSQL

Simon Riggs, founder and CTO of 2nd Quadrant, discusses the advanced features of the Postgres database, that allow developers to focus on applications whilst the database does the heavy lifting of handling large and diverse quantities of data. Host Simon Crossley spoke with Riggs about advanced SQL, indexes, extensibility and scale; using window functions to […]

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