Talk type: Talk

Theoretical and practical worlds of failure detectors

  • Talk in English

Failure detection is an essential part of almost any functioning distributed system. Many aspects define the effectiveness of a failure detector in any particular environment model.

In this talk, the audience will learn about the theoretical foundations behind failure detectors: underlying concepts, crucial properties, and differences in guarantees. We will look at applications of failure detection in several practical use cases and dive into the specifics of their implementation in some known distributed systems.

The audience will walk away with clear intuition behind a variety of failure detection approaches, and an understanding of how real-world products are applying them to support production distributed systems.

There are no prerequisites to attend this talk, as the speaker believes it's important to make content approachable and easy to understand for any level.

  • #distributed
  • #failure-detector