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Split Brain Condition in Distributed Systems

Split Brain Condition in Distributed Systems

Today’s application software runs in the complex environment of interdependent services connected in a network. Users don’t even think about it and many software developers give networks little more consideration than electricity. Meanwhile…

Processes, servers, NICs, switches, and local and wide area networks can all fail, with real economic consequences. Network outages can suddenly occur in systems that have been stable for months at a time, during routine upgrades, or as a result of emergency maintenance. The consequences of these outages range from increased latency and temporary unavailability to inconsistency, corruption, and data loss. Split-brain is not an academic concern: it happens to all kinds of systems—sometimes for days on end. Partitions deserve serious consideration.

Source: The Network is Reliable – ACM Queue by Peter Bailis, UC Berkeley and Kyle Kingsbury, Jepsen Networks.

Click the link above to learn from real world outages at Google, Amazon,  HP, Microsoft, MongoDB, Yahoo! and more.

Image by Hikmet Gümüş.

Is Amazon CTO’s Call for Simplified Solutions a Shout-Out to SlashDB?

Is Amazon CTO’s Call for Simplified Solutions a Shout-Out to SlashDB?

SlashDB is proud to share the news that leading technologist and CTO of Amazon, Werner Vogels, recently posted an article on API technology that mirrors our own beliefs and technological developments. Vogels’ article examines technology trends of 2016, specifically the benefits of adopting API technology. Vogels’ thoughts and ideas about API technology and development so closely match our own endeavors in streamlining data storage that we really have to share his article. You can read Vogels’ article in full here or read below for a recap of the highlights.

Simplified Solutions

In his article, Vogels notes that the call for building simpler systems will continue to soar in 2016. He believes that adopting APIs is the ultimate answer to the quest for simplified data storage. Vogels touts the many benefits APIs offer, especially when paired with a cloud platform. Specifically, he asserts that the cloud is the perfect platform for constructing APIs because it offers both scalability and low investment costs.

Vogels believes that APIs in general (and cloud-based APIs specifically) are the future of data storage. This notion is supported by a careful study of technology trends which reveals evidence that APIs are the simplified solution to the increasingly urgent problem of data storage. APIs, as Vogels points out, enable organizations, big and small, to develop at exponential rates, with the potential to shoot off in unexpected and exciting directions.

Most importantly, Vogels notes how adaptable APIs are to new and legacy software, stating:

The great thing about APIs is they can be consumed internally as well as externally. We see not only new software getting APIs but also legacy software components like the system-of-records being wrapped with APIs such that new product innovations can access the legacy systems.

SlashDB API Joins Internal and External SystemsThis statement especially delights us at SlashDB as we have provided services for new systems and API add-ons for existing systems for years. In fact, Vogels’ sentiments and high esteem of APIs adheres so closely to our own beliefs and practices here at SlashDB that we now feel something of a personal kinship with him.

Victor Olex, founder and CEO of SlashDB, stated that he is thrilled that SlashDB’s ideas are now validated by a luminary such as Vogels. SlashDB has been an advocate for advancing the API ecosystem to legacy systems for years and we’re very happy to be joined by someone with Vogels’ background and experience.

SlashDB as Your Simplified Solution

SlashDB provides a “what you see is what you get” interface that allows users to access and retrieve data with ease, relying solely onSlashDB logo their intuition to guide them through the database. Our API add-on creates hyperlinks for each piece of data, enabling increased efficiency and workflow. We’re fully committed to creating APIs with accessibility, searchability, and speed.

SlashDB’s API solution is available in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.We also provide on premise installation – contact us and we’ll bring our simplified API solution directly to you.

Join us in our mission to create a simplified database and development ecosystem, a solution that will usher us into a new age of technological innovation.

SlashDB Now Available through Amazon Web Services Marketplace

SlashDB Now Available through Amazon Web Services Marketplace

As announced at the API Strategy & Practice conference today, SlashDB is now available on Amazon’s Web Services Marketplace.

Getting listed on the AWS Marketplace is an important milestone in the history of SlashDB because having your product featured on this particular marketplace is difficult due to standards and criteria that have to be met.

What does this mean for you (and your databases)?

SlashDB drastically shortens the time to market for on-demand data products and web APIs and makes secure, authenticated access to databases via XML, JSON, CSV and HTML quick and easy.

AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for you to find and immediately start using the software and services that run on the AWS Cloud. You can use AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment to quickly launch SlashDB.

Want to try SlashDB risk free?

It’s easier than ever through the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Click here to start your free trial and give it a try now on AWS.

API Strategy & Practice Conference

SlashDB’s first day at the API Strategy & Practice Conference located in San Francisco has been a success so far! Our premiere at the conference has been well received, and everyone seems to be abuzz with excitement as the first day of the conference progressed.

Victor Olex, SlashDB’s founder and technology architect here at the API Conference, gave a talk titled “Resource Oriented Architectures – the Future of Data APIs?”. The slides will be available here tomorrow.