Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Christopher Meiklejohn

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Christopher Meiklejohn

Ph.D. candidate, Université catholique de Louvain


Christopher Meiklejohn loves distributed systems and programming languages. Previously, Christopher worked at Basho Technologies, Inc. on the distributed key-value store, Riak, at Mesosphere on the Apache Mesos cloud computing framework, and at Machine Zone working on designing distributed algorithms. Christopher is currently an Erasmus Mundus doctoral student at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium and Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, and develops a programming model for distributed computing, called Lasp.


25 April - 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM at Room 204
The CAP theorem points to unavoidable tradeoffs between consistency and availability when the network can partition. This decision heavily impacts system performance and cost. Current database design forces application developers to decide early in the design cycle, and once and for all, where they sit in this spectrum. At one extreme, strong consistency, as in Spanner or CockroachDB,... [read more]