Apache ZooKeeper with Flavio Junqueira

Apache ZooKeeper enables highly reliable distributed coordination.

Flavio Junqueira is a committer and PMC of Apache ZooKeeper, and former VP of ZooKeeper.

Questions include:

  • Why is master election so important in Hadoop?
  • How does a new user begin working with ZooKeeper?
  • How do nodes “watch” each other?
  • Should ZooKeeper be used as a message queue or notification system?
  • What is ZooKeeper’s place in a data center made increasingly complicated by tools like Mesos and Docker?
  • How will the interactions between managed Big Data companies change in the future?
  • Why wasn’t a company built around ZooKeeper?
  • What is the future of the data center?


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