Scientific Papers Reviews

In Search of an Understandable Consensus Algorithm

March 5, 2021

The goal of a consensus algorithm is to allow multiple machines to work as a coherent group which can survive the failures from some of its members.
Paxos has been the most common consensus algorithm used around, yet it is quite hard to understand, and hard to implement.

Meaningful Availability

February 26, 2021

I actually read this paper for the first time a year ago. But I found it so good that I’ve decided to give it another ready, with a written summary.