Wednesday, January 20, 2016

[Links of the day] 20/01/2016 : next gen configuration management, RamCloud K/V store, Fragility of complex systems.

  • mgmt : Next generation configuration mgmt that tries to relies on three key design pattern : 1. Parallel execution , 2. Event driven 3. Distributed topology. Note that the main challenge is to be able to deliver repeatable execution with distributed topology, lets keep an eye on it and see how it evolve. [github]
  • SLIK: Scalable Low-Latency Indexes for a Key-Value Store from the ramcloud crowd. [all RAMCloud Papers]
  • The Hidden Fragility of Complex Systems : Very good paper demonstrating how the complexity we build into our system hide its overall fragility : “In short, fragility emerges due to increasing structural correlation that spans system degrees of freedom and system degrees of abstraction. Fragility is hidden from us because it is emergent."