Distributed Systems for Practitioners

166 Lessons
18 Quizzes
603 Illustrations

Takeaway Skills

Learn some of the complexities inherent in distributed systems.

Learn the key design problems in distributed systems.

Learn the key algorithms used in distributed systems.

Study the design of some real-life distributed systems.

Establish the concepts every system designer needs to know for efficient design of large-scale systems.

Learn the concepts software engineers need to know to make good use of distributed systems.

Learn some of the complexities inherent in distributed systems.

Learn the key design problems in distributed systems.

Learn the key algorithms used in distributed systems.

Study the design of some real-life distributed systems.

Establish the concepts every system designer needs to know for efficient design of large-scale systems.

Learn the concepts software engineers need to know to make good use of distributed systems.

Course Overview

This course is about establishing the basic principles of distributed systems. It explains the scope of their functionality by discussing what they can and cannot achieve. It also covers the basic algorithms and protocols of distributed systems through easy-to-follow examples and diagr...

How You'll Learn

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Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Faster than videos

Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Course Contents

1. Before Getting Started
2. Introduction to Distributed Systems
3. Basic Concepts and Theorems
4. Distributed Transactions
5. Achieving Isolation
6. Achieving Atomicity
7. Concluding Distributed Transactions
8. Consensus
9. Time
10. Order
11. Networking
12. Security
13. Security Protocols
14. From Theory to Practice
15. Case Study 1: Distributed File Systems
16. Case Study 2: Distributed Coordination Service
17. Case Study 3: Distributed Data Stores
18. Case Study 4: Distributed Messaging System
19. Case Study 5: Distributed Cluster Management
20. Case Study 6: Distributed Ledger
21. Case Study 7: Distributed Data Processing Systems
22. Practices & Patterns
23. Communication Patterns
24. Coordination Patterns
25. Data Synchronization
26. Shared-nothing Architectures
27. Distributed Locking
28. Compatibility Patterns
29. Dealing with Failure
30. Distributed Tracing
31. Concluding this Course

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