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Monday, April 7 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
HydraBase: Strong Consistency beyond a single datacenter

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Apache HBase powers several popular applications at Facebook, most notably Facebook Messages. To ensure data availability in the face of large scale disruptive events, such as datacenter-wide power outages and network problems, Facebook uses asynchronous replication and failover. This approach however, puts a burden onto the application developers, each of whom must build their own solution to deal with eventual consistency.

As an answer to this problem, Facebook has built HydraBase, an iteration of HBase which synchronously replicates data to geographically dispersed hosts while maintaining strong consistency. This presentation will cover the design of this system; the changes made to HBase to support this type of replication while upholding the guarantees provided by HBase to application developers; and some early results and lessons learned from running this system in production.

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Arjen Roodselaar

Data Infastructure Engineer, Facebook
Arjen has been fascinated with the design and operation of distributed systems ever since gaining access to the internet and writing his first client and server code. For the past 2 years he has been part of the Data Infrastructure engineering team at Facebook, working on increased... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
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