Distribution, replication, and resiliency — core for modern data platforms

Tyler Mitchell
Couchbase
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4 min readOct 16, 2020

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Continuing my day 3 coverage of the Couchbase Connect event with this important set of concepts for enterprise data architects and developers. Many products solve for global issues and load balancing but unless a platform is built from the ground up with the necessary backbones, it becomes a nightmare to manage.

Enter Neil Huang and Chaitra Ramarao’s talk: Deep Dive on Cross-Platform, Multi-Region, Active-Active Replication.

First off, this is not only about Couchbase but gives an excellent overview of challenges that developers and architects need to overcome to remain viable in a very demanding environment.

I encourage you to share it with colleagues that could use an overview of any of these topics: data replication, cross-datacenter support, high-performance queries, multi-node, multi-cluster, geographic distribution, offline applications, and more. The above graphic shows today’s operating paradigm challenges.

The presentation dives into several of these groupings, especially replication, and provides the context for different scenarios developers are dealing with. For…

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Tyler Mitchell
Couchbase

Tech Advisor | Product/Marketing Coach | 1MITCHELL Mgt. | Former roles: PM @Couchbase @Actian, Exec/Founder @OSGeo, Publisher @LocatePress, Author @OReillyMedia