CSRTale #13: Formal verification of strong eventual consistency

CSRTale #13 comes from Dr Martin Kleppmann, a researcher in distributed systems at Cambridge University and author of the book, Designing Data-Intensive Applications. In this CSRTale, Martin tells the story behind the

CSRTale #12: Distributed consensus can sometimes result in an exploding Inbox

I sat down with Heidi Howard to talk about her graduate school experience, the summer she spent at VMware Research in 2016 working on Flexible Paxos, which enjoyed explosive success, and her

CSR Tale #11: All Things Accelerators with Chris Rossbach

By Amogh Akshintala

This story is structured as a conversation between one of our editors, Vijay Chidambaram, and Prof. Christopher Rossbach. Chris is an Assistant Professor at UT Austin and Senior

CSR Tale #9: Reliability of Distributed Storage

CSRTale #9 comes from two award-winning graduate students in Wisconsin, Ramnatthan Alagappan and Aishwarya Ganesan. Ram and Aishwarya work with Prof. Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Prof. Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau in the Advanced Systems Lab. In this

CSR Tale #8: Why Terrible Reviews Are Good For You!

CSR Tale #8 comes from Prof. Barzan Mozafari at Michigan. Barzan leads a research group designing the next generation of scalable databases using advanced statistical models. Recently, their VATS lock scheduling algorithm was adopted by

CSR Tale #7: The importance of following your curiosity

CSR Tale #7 comes from Prof. Yehia Elkhatib, an Assisstant Professor at Lancaster University, and a visiting professor at École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal. Yehia works on distributed systems and cloud computing, and is the

CSR Tale #6: A masterclass in collaboration!

This CSRTale comes from Nipun Batra (post-doc at the University of Virginia), Jack Kelly (researcher at Google DeepMind), and Oliver Parson (Data Scientist at Centrica). The tale starts when all of them were each a PhD student at a different

CSR Tale #5: The story of PebblesDB

I figured it was time I pitched in with a story of my own. This is the story of how our PebblesDB key-value store came to be built and published at SOSP 17. The story also involves my post-doc experience at VMware Research.