#15 Nate Smith on Dynamo: Amazon's Highly Available Key-Value Store

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Important: please arrive before 7pm, which is when the front door locks! If you arrive after 7pm, use the keypad beside the outside door and buzz 8882 to be let in.


Nate will be presenting Dynamo: Amazon's Highly Available Key-Value Store (http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/files/amazon-dynamo-sosp2007.pdf) by multiple authors at amazon.com.


Dynamo is the storage system Amazon developed to power their most reliable services. It is the practical application of many different distributed algorithms: DHTs, consistent hashing, versioning, vector clocks, quorum, and anti-entropy based recovery. The paper is also the basis of several popular open source databases, including Riak, Cassandra, and Voldemort. This talk will give an overview of the architecture and design of Dynamo.

Paper Link: http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/files/amazon-dynamo-sosp2007.pdf

Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be food and refreshments provided by Shopify.


Nate Smith is a software developer at Regalii, building a platform to help migrant workers pay their family's bills back home.