January 9, 2014
Puppet Labs hosts regular podcasts that feature the leaders in automation, operations, and technology. Last week, they invited Riak engineer, Eric Redmond, to speak about design patterns for distributed systems.
Eric’s talk aims to show that an average programmer can create a highly available system in any language. He also discusses many of the tradeoffs involved in implementing some of these different distributed design patterns, including speed, capacity, uptime and data integrity. Finally, he wraps up by talking about Riak as a distributed system that persists data rather than a database that has been given distributed functionality and looks at some of the upcoming features being added with Riak 2.0.
You can listen to Eric’s full podcast here.
For more information on design patterns for distributed systems, you can check out slides from his full presentation at OSCON 2013.