Availability vs Latency: A False Dichotomy

When designing distributed systems, we sometimes think of latency and availability as two technical dimensions to balance out in our designs. I would like to argue that a more useful perspective would be to see them as two sides of the same coin. When discussing the design of a system, we typically need to carefully... Continue Reading →

Map Data IV: Tracking Changes

In this article, I want to argue that the unique properties of map data make it a particularly interesting target for techniques such as change data capture in which not only the data itself but also the changes to the data become a first-class citizen. This article is part of a series about the specific... Continue Reading →

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