Aphyr, or Kyle Kingsbury, is a computer safety researcher working as an independent consultant. He's the author of the Riemann monitoring system, an introduction to programming in Clojure, and the Jepsen series on distributed systems correctness.
Jepsen 7: Anna Concurrenina
Happy databases are all alike; every unhappy database is unhappy in its own way. Following Leo Tolstoy's insight into distributed systems, we discuss the ways in which the conversations between nodes can break down, leading to broken promises and broken hearts.