TiDB’s Timestamp Oracle – DZone Database

Today, distributed databases lead the market, but time synchronization in distributed systems remains a hard nut to crack. Due to the clock skew, the time in different nodes of a distributed database cannot be synchronized perfectly. Many computer scientists have proposed solutions such as the logic clock by Leslie Lamport (the 2013 Turing Award winner), … Read more

The Evolution of Configuration Management: IaC vs. GitOps

Misconfigurations are the leading cause behind security incidents in Kubernetes-orchestrated or otherwise containerized environments. Without proper configuration in place, applications would run into problems ranging from noncompliance and inconsistencies to performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and functionality failure. Therefore, configuration management is a critical component in a software development lifecycle for maintaining systems in a desired, … Read more

Demystify the Cybersecurity Risk Management Process

Cybersecurity is critical today, with data breaches becoming more common and sophisticated. As a result, cybersecurity risk management is a complex and ever-changing field. After checking out some online surveys, we found around 304.7 million ransomware attempts in the first half of 2021. In the second half, it was even worse, reaching 318.6 million. These … Read more