Patterns of Distributed Systems (Addison-Wesley)
Wednesday, 06 December 2023

This book describes a set of patterns that have been observed in mainstream open-source distributed systems. Unmesh Joshi looks at how distributed systems are inherently stateful systems, and what can and will go wrong when data is stored on multiple servers--from process crashes to network delays and unsynchronized clocks.

<ASIN: 0138221987>

The book features real-world code examples from systems like Kafka and Kubernetes, along with these patterns and solutions to prepare you to confidently traverse open-source codebases and understand implementations you encounter "in the wild."

Author: Unmesh Joshi
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date: November 2023
Pages: 464
ISBN: 978-0138221980
Print: 0138221987
Kindle: B0CCD3F8BH
Audience: General
Level: Intermediate
Category: Methodology


Topics covered:

  • Review the building blocks of consensus algorithms, like Paxos and Raft, for ensuring replica consistency in distributed systems
  • Understand the use of logical timestamps in databases, a fundamental concept for data versioning
  • Explore commonly used partitioning schemes, with an in-depth look at intricacies of two-phase-commit protocol
  • Analyze mechanisms used in implementing cluster coordination tasks, such as group membership, failure detection, and enabling robust cluster coordination
  • Learn techniques for establishing effective network communication between cluster nodes.


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