Jepsen 7: Anna Concurrenina by Kyle "Aphyr" Kingsbury
Happy databases are all alike; every unhappy database is unhappy in its own way. Following Tolstoy's insight into distributed systems, we discuss the myriad ways in which the conversations of computer families can break down, leading to broken promises and broken hearts.
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. He smashes databases in San Francisco.