Distributed databases: a series of posts including 2-phase commit in Postgres

There’s a fantastic set of blog posts about distributed databases and network partitioning, starting with this post explaining the perils of trying to “communicate with someone who doesn’t know you’re alive.”

The next post is about Postgres and 2-phase commit. And there are four additional posts in the series.

The whole series worth reading for anyone interested in data stores, consistency and Postgres! :)