Are NoSQL Databases more reliable? by Alan Jones

Tuesday, November 15 at 3:40-4:35

Databases designed around Multi-Paxos or Raft provide reliability by committing updates to a majority in a quorum group. Ketch is a new protocol and open source project ( that configures Postgres replication to achieve the same result. Availability is also achieved by keeping additional asynchronous replicas that can be brought in sync quickly. This session will compare the reliability and availability of the Ketch solution with NoSQL alternatives.

About the Speaker

Alan Jones is computer professional with over 20 years of experience in software development, distributed systems, and data storage technologies. He has a CS degree from University of Washington and experience with systems software from Nimble Storage, Veritas Software, and Digital Equipment.

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