Wednesday, March 23, 2016

[Links of the day] 23/03/2016: containers patterns, delta CRDTs, probabilistic DB

  • Container Patterns : WiP but promising documentation of containers patterns. Check v1.0 branch 
  • Efficient State-based CRDTs by Delta-Mutation :  instead of maintaining a full information in a CRDT the authors propose to use delta based messages in order to reduce storage and network space overhead.
  • BlinkDB : allows users to trade-ošff query accuracy for response time, enabling interactive queries over massive data by running queries on data samples and presenting results annotated with meaningful error bars. Really cool, we start to see the emergence of probabilistic programming everywhere. We just have to get used to that like real life, computer programs can be more efficient when not everything is certain.