Archive for Distributed Computing

What is on Google Patents?

I’m a bit disappointed now that I’m finally going through the data I downloaded from Google Patents throughout the semester. It doesn’t seem like it will be very useful for looking at patent trends prior to 2000. It’s unclear what sampling of patent applications they’re actually providing; I wish they were more transparent about what data they’re providing.

Weaker Consistency Models

Here are slides I created for my databases class. The theme is weaker consistency models, and they cover the following papers:

  1. Werner Vogels, Eventually Consistent, Communications of the ACM, 2009
  2. J. Baker, et al., Megastore: Providing Scalable, Highly Available Storage For Interactive Services, CIDR, 2011
  3. Pat Helland, Life Beyond Distributed Transactions: An Apostate’s Opinion, CIDR, 2007

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