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Hazelcast GOTO Chicago Speaker Session:

Distributed Systems Theory for Mere Mortals

Speaker: Ensar Basri Kahveci
Date and time TBD

Be sure to come meet the Hazelcast team at Booth #2 after the talk.

This is a light talk about the fundamental topics of distributed systems theory. It introduces a few theoretical system models, and briefly discusses how they reflect to real world problems. It talks about the concept of time, how we perceive and use it to order things in distributed systems. It also touches on the consensus problem by walking through the famous FLP result, failure detectors and a couple of consensus algorithms. Lastly, it mentions the CAP theorem, which gained a lot of attention recently, thanks to the cloud computing paradigm and NoSQL databases. Throughout the journey, it describes how Hazelcast deals with these foundational topics to form its distributed core.

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Ensar Basri Kahveci

I am Ensar Basri Kahveci. I first saw the term “NoSQL” in 2011 and used some NoSQL databases while doing backend development for a social gaming company. Over time, I became curious about their theoretical aspects and started digging into the distributed systems topics in general. I ended up working for Hazelcast in 2015, which is a distributed computing platform. I have been fuelling my enthusiasm by getting my hands dirty on core parts of Hazelcast every day!