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Side Effects, Front and Center
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Side Effects, Front and Center

One system's side effect is another's meat and potatoes.

Too Big NOT to Fail
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Too Big NOT to Fail

Embrace failure so it does not embrace you.

Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
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Life Beyond Distributed Transactions

An apostate's opinion.

The Power of Babble
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The Power of Babble

Expect to be constantly and pleasantly befuddled.

The Singular Success of SQL
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The Singular Success of SQL

SQL has a brilliant future as a major figure in the pantheon of data representations.

Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants
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Standing on Distributed Shoulders of Giants

Farsighted physicists of yore were danged smart!

Immutability Changes Everything
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Immutability Changes Everything

We need it, we can afford it, and the time is now.

Condos and Clouds
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Condos and Clouds

Constraints in an environment empower the services.

Idempotence is Not a Medical Condition
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Idempotence is Not a Medical Condition

Messages may be retried. Idempotence means that's OK.

If You Have Too Much Data, then 'Good Enough' Is Good Enough
From Communications of the ACM

If You Have Too Much Data, then 'Good Enough' Is Good Enough

In today's humongous database systems, clarity may be relaxed, but business needs can still be met.
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