Does The Cloud Need Stabilizing? - Review

Does The Cloud Need Stabilizing? (2018) by Murat Demirbas, Aleksey Charapko, and Ailidani Ailijiang offers a discussion on the factors which contribute most to the high-availability of cloud computing services.  The authors introduce us to the concept of self-stabilization, a type of fault tolerance, and describe how it can be…

Paxos Made Live - Review

As our knowledge and understanding of complex theories matures and grows, it is important to keep in mind the practical implications of research.  Although producing logically sound and meaningful research is difficult in itself, implementations in the real world provides a new set of challenges that are often not considered…

ZooKeeper - Paper Review

Paxos is a recent breakthrough in consensus algorithms used in distributed systems.  But, even with sound logic and theoretical backing, an algorithm can only grow in popularity when practitioners are able to leverage it.  With the ever increasing demand for cloud computing services, Paxos can start to really see value…