What is ACID anyway, and why is everyone so uptight about it? When can't we have eventual consistency, and what do we sacrifice in exchange for stronger models? I've spent the last year trying to wrap my head around consistency in distributed syst... Read more
Distributed databases, queues, and lock services vary in their durability, availability, and consistency guarantees under partition. In particular, designers and developers often assume that system clocks are monotonic, advance at the same rate, o... Read more
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Kyle is the author of Riemann, Meangirls, Timelike, Jepsen, and a bunch of other open-source stuff. He writes Clojure and helps monitor distributed systems at Factual.