5 Things you need to know about Raft

Jun 14, 2020 · 4 min read

1. Raft is a consensus algorithm designed to be easy to understand.

A fundamental problem in running distributed systems is to ensure that they are reliable in the face of node failures. More often than not, CPU can overheat, HDD can be corrupted, the network can be unreliable, power blackouts can happen and the list goes on. It is crucial to assume that…