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Kyle Kingsbury, "The Guy Who Breaks Databases"


7:00 pm: meet, greet & eat

7:30 pm: main presentation

Followed by a healthy Q&A


In this talk, we'll discuss the theoretical and experimental consequences of network partitions, and how particular datastores preserve--or fail to preserve--their safety guarantees. We'll explore Zookeeper, Kafka, NuoDB, and Cassandra in depth, as well as ways you can help analyze and improve the reliability of your own systems.


Kyle Kingsbury is an engineer at Factual and the author of Riemann, an open-source event-driven monitoring system in Clojure. This year he's been testing the behavior of databases during network partitions and documenting his findings as part of the Jepsen initiative.


We're in the Gateway West building, next to the Westfield Century City mall. It's the only building with big red "Westfield" signs on top.

We don't recommend parking in our building, as it is quite expensive. The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

0 to 3 hours: $1.00 per hour 
3 to 5 hours: $1.00 every 15 minutes 
5 hours or more: $24.00 
Daily maximum: $24.00


Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also informs location with contextual demographic and commercial data, and offers cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest. 

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  • Vivek B.

    This was an awesome talk, loved the presentation.

    December 4, 2013

  • twee


    December 4, 2013

  • Jon D.

    Good pizza and beer. Great presentation.

    December 3, 2013

  • Tobias

    Thanks for hosting a very interesting talk about the reality of distributed databases.

    December 3, 2013

  • Hung T.

    Great talk thanks Kyle for coming all the way from SF!

    December 3, 2013

  • Aaron

    Is there going to be a live stream?

    December 3, 2013

    • Aaron C.

      Sorry no (at least, not that i know of)

      December 3, 2013

  • Rick P.

    Where is the best place to park?

    December 3, 2013

    • Rick P.

      Never mind info is in meeting description

      December 3, 2013

  • Leela Krishna K

    Great talk

    1 · November 3, 2013

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