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Month: August, 2017

Pre-voting in distributed consensus

Another top notch Paxos post from the inventor of UPaxos covers leader election in Paxos. The outlined approach is similar to that used in TRex which is based on a sloppy timeout mechanism. This post will get into why this is a must read for consensus fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Observability in Paxos clusters

David Turner the inventor of UPaxos has posted a great blog post about monitoring Paxos clusters. It’s a must read for consensus aficionados.

Rust and Embedded Databases for Paxos 

So far on my spike into Rust we have been on a roll. Next on the bucket list is an embedded disk backed B-tree database to act as the Paxos journal for TRex. This is where I have hit my first bump in the road. Read the rest of this entry »