Feel The Rush: CRDTs in Riak

Feel The Rush: CRDTs in Riak

Reconciling conflicts in eventually consistent distributed systems can be messy adventure, but conflict-free replicated datatypes (CRDT’s) offer a solution where updates are accepted without remote synchronization and replicas properly converge into an equivalent state. Riak Data Types bring CRDTs to the server side, making data modeling simpler and skipping the need to roll your own conflict resolution logic. More than anything, these data types make some of the recent research in strong eventual consistency real and practical, and I’ll demo #howitdoesit.


Zeeshan Lakhani

May 23, 2015