YOW! 2020 Sydney
We trust databases to store our data, but should we? Jepsen combines generative testing techniques with fault injection to verify the safety of distributed databases. We'll learn the basics of distributed systems testing, and show how those techniques found consistency errors in MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Redis-Raft. Finally, we'll conclude with advice for testing your own systems.
Kyle Kingsbury, a.k.a “Aphyr”, is a computer safety researcher working as an independent consultant. He’s the author of the Riemann monitoring system, the Clojure from the Ground Up introduction to programming, and the Jepsen series on distributed systems correctness. He grills databases in the American Midwest.