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Joel Jacobson, Technical Evangelist at Basho

Joel Jacobson

Biography: Joel Jacobson

Joel is a Technical Evangelist at Basho Technologies, where he helps build the Riak community across Europe. Prior to joining Basho, Joel worked closely with Neo Technologies as part of his role at the consultancy OpenCredo.
Twitter:  @joeljacobson

Presentation: Automatically Resolving Conflicts with CRDT’s in Distributed Systems.

Track: Solutions Track / Time: Thursday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Estrelsaal C8

Distributed data stores give us increased availability, linear scalability, predictable latency and improved fault tolerance. The flip-side is having to deal with inconsistencies: most distributed databases will ask your application layer how to resolve such inconsistencies. Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) are a way for distributed database, such as Riak, to resolve those inconsistencies logically and automatically. Unlike traditional data structures, there is always a single state on which they converge.

In this talk, I’ll look at the development of CRDTs from an academic project to implementation in Riak.