SE Radio 229: Flavio Junqueira on Distributed Coordination with Apache ZooKeeper

Venue: Internet
Flavio Junqueira is the author of Zookeeper: Distributed Process Coordination. Flavio and Jeff Meyerson begin by defining ZooKeeper and talking about what ZooKeeper is and isn’t. ZooKeeper can be thought of as a patch against certain fallacies of distributed computing: that the network is secure, has zero latency, has infinite bandwidth, and so on. With ZooKeeper, a programmer can be insulated from these problems or at least have a tool to better manage them. More concisely, ZooKeeper is a coordination kernel. It’s a set of primitives that abstracts away coordination, leader election, and other troublesome aspects of maintaining a distributed system. Flavio also discusses scaling ZooKeeper, the CAP theorem, and contrasting distributed tools such as Chubby.

Show Notes

Tags: distributed system, zookeeper, apache, hadoop, open source, network, CAP

Related Links

Flavio Junqueira on Twitter

ZooKeeper O’Reilly book

ZooKeeper homepage

ZooKeeper on Wikipedia

Airbnb ZooKeeper Tech Talk

Software Engineering Radio Episode 227: The CAP Theorem

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