7 Best Articles on Distributed Systems
The most useful articles on distributed systems from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Distributed Systems Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on distributed systems by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Things I Wished More Developers Knew About Databases
- The Distributed Computing Manifesto
- Patterns of Distributed Systems
- How to Move Beyond a Monolithic Data Lake to a Distributed Data Mesh
- Clocks and Causality - Ordering Events in Distributed Systems
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New to #distributed systems? These articles make an excellent introduction.
A Thorough Introduction to Distributed Systems
by Stanislav Kozlovski A Thorough Introduction to Distributed Systems What is a Distributed System and why is it so complicated? A bear contemplating distributed systemsIntroduction With the ever…
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How to Move Beyond a Monolithic Data Lake to a Distributed Data Mesh
There are problems with the centralized data lake. A future data mesh needs domains, self-service platforms, and product thinking.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on distributed systems.
The Distributed Computing Manifesto
Today, I am publishing the Distributed Computing Manifesto, a canonical document from the early days of Amazon that transformed the architecture of Amazon's ecommerce platform. It highlights the…
Things I Wished More Developers Knew About Databases
A large majority of computer systems have some state and are likely to depend on a storage system. My knowledge on databases accumulated…
Clocks and Causality - Ordering Events in Distributed Systems
In distributed systems, logical clocks play a key role in the ordering of system events. What are the various logical clock designs, and how do they help with event ordering? This article answers…
Patterns of Distributed Systems
A catalog of patterns to better understand, communicate, and teach the design of distributed systems
Let’s take a crack at understanding distributed “consensus”
Do you know how distributed systems work? It can be a tough topic to learn about, mainly because the knowledge surrounding it is…
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