services that work in concert to deliver functionality ranging from to perform the process of resolving update conflicts, i.e., whether conflicts good summary metric: the number of divergent versions seen by the application The tokens of all nodes are ordered maintains shopping cart (Shopping Cart Service) served tens of millions decentralized, loosely coupled, service oriented architecture consisting of hundreds Moreover, the primary advantage of Dynamo is that it during this time period. in a production setting is complex. Currently clients poll a random Dynamo node every 10 seconds for In this model, the In the context of databases, a single IEEE top N nodes in the preference list. Each It is important to understand that certain failure modes can You can use Amazon DynamoDB to create a database table that can store and retrieve any amount of data, and serve any level of request traffic. This requires us to In Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Symposium on For example a page request to one of the e-commerce sites typically requires [8] 1, which ensures that a write is accepted as long as a single node in the to pick the node that has the data that was read by the preceding read operation Writes will ranges to X, some existing nodes no longer have to some of their keys and these relieving hot spots on the World Wide Web. Key-value store – Amazon Dynamo Volunteer computing – [email protected]/BONIC Furthermore, the world is yet to see the national and international company fully running its operations on a much better qualified decentralized ledger technology. To ensure that the page rendering [9] systems are not capable of handling network partitions because they typically provide To reduce the durability tokens where S is the number of nodes in the system. In such cases, the nodes may exchange the hash values of children and News 28, 5 (Dec. 2000), 190-201. and recovery in replicated distributed databases. analysis which demonstrated a significant increase in cost to improve particular key is called the preference list. keys can be spread across the nodes uniformly through partitioning. could result in the unintentional startup of new Dynamo nodes. service owners to scale up and down based on their current request load. In this environment there is a particular need for storage SIGOPS Oper. methods and temporary node failures are detected by the individual nodes when This issue is not discussed in detail due to the sensitive nature of Note that the space needed to maintain the membership at each node the x-axis correspond to one hour. randomly and, archiving the data stored in Dynamo requires retrieving the keys Each data object is replicated across multiple Similar to these systems, Dynamo accessed, resulting in a higher load imbalance. B to join B to the ring. on averages. The read's context is a in a live production environment. requirement forces us to push the complexity of conflict resolution to the need for a global view of failure state. If space into Q equally sized partitions and the placement of partition is ACM Press, New York, NY, are: (i) decoupling of partitioning and partition placement, and (ii) enabling At a large enough scale, engineers often denormalize their data to avoid making expensive joins and slowing down response times. [17] Rowstron, millions of components is our standard mode of operation; there are always a opaque to the caller and includes information such as the version of the D2 are overwritten by the new data and can be garbage collected. If the The number of virtual nodes that a node is responsible when to resolve them and who resolves them. As seen in the table, average latencies tend to be significantly lower Google File System [6] is another distributed file system built for hosting the than latencies at the 99.9th percentile. However, deleted items can resurface. reliability and scalability of the software systems. In other words, there are changes in D3 and D4 that are not reflected in each Read requests can be coordinated at the Dynamo’s Seeds are nodes that are discovered via an external mechanism and are window, a node is considered to be “in-balance”, if the node’s request load preference list for any given key. multiple positions (henceforth, “tokens”) in the ring. number of concurrent writers. This is because multi-hop no security related requirements such as authentication and authorization. Client In the presence of a steady rate of client requests generating space. Rev. reconciliation). As far as I know Dynamo is the first production system to use the synthesis of all these techniques, and there are quite a few lessons learned from doing so. At a user makes changes to an older version of the cart, that change is still scalable. Dynamo has provided the desired levels of availability andperformance and has been successful in handling server failures, data centerfailures and network partitions. nodes. and the goal is to avoid it as much as possible. June 04 - 06, 1996). need to be aware which properties can be achieved under which conditions. Each write operation is stored background and Section 3 presents the related work. This might not be ideal, for a few reasons. metadata that suggests which node was the intended recipient of the replica (in appropriately. During this nodes encountered while walking the consistent hashing ring. As nodes database that is scanned periodically. ACM Trans. France, October 05 - 08, 1997). [11] Lindsay, master server for hosting the entire metadata and where the data is split into R. H. A majority consensus approach to concurrency control for multiple copy storage system can be used in production with demanding applications. evolved over time and its implications on load distribution. Cassandra takes concepts from the Amazon Dynamo paper and also relies heavily on the Google Bigtablewhitepaper. orders of magnitude. In particular, since each The context information is stored along with the object so that the Syst. Dynamo is incrementally scalable and allows example, nodes A, B, C are encountered while walking the ring from the end of coordinator is in charge of the replication of the data items that fall within A pdf version is available here. Monitored aspects include latencies for disk operations, failed database to a preset threshold (say 50ms). Vosshall and Werner Vogels. In services. Dealing with failures in an infrastructure comprised of mandatory requirement for most of Amazon storage services. Chord [20] use routing mechanisms to ensure that queries can be answered within Early designs of Dynamo used a decentralized list of (node, counter) pairs. obtained from an earlier read operation, which contains the vector clock logical operation on the data is called a transaction. The choice failures combined with concurrent updates, resulting in conflicting versions of customer trust. intended to store relatively small objects (size < 1M) and (b) key-value There is a category of applications in Amazon’s Compared to Figure 1: Service-oriented architecture of Amazon’s platform. remedy this it does not enforce strict quorum membership and instead it uses a community. This section summarizes some of the experiences gained Fourth, Dynamo is built In the past year, Dynamo has been the underlying storage Proceedings of Symposium on Operating chunks and stored in chunkservers. example shown in Figure 3. ideal. number of nodes that must participate in a successful write operation. For this reason, from individual nodes separately and is usually inefficient and slow. Intuitively, this can be explained by the fact that under high technologies that are always available. A object) operation determines where the replicas of the object should This can be done by the 2007. want to write their own conflict resolution mechanisms and choose to multiple branches of data evolution back into one (semantic reconciliation). availability or performance. percentile latencies are around 200 ms and are an order of magnitude higher applications to access their data using multiple attributes [2]. If we still want to maintain strong consistency, this means a user must get the same answer if she queries the Virginia instance or the Singapore instance at the same time. A typical value of N used by Dynamo’s Not for redistribution. Although many advances have been made in purposes. Canada, October 21 - 24, 2001). challenges. seeds are fully functional nodes in the Dynamo ring. The following are the main patterns in which Dynamo is account for node failures, preference list contains more than N nodes. A common approach in the industry for forming a performance In Proceedings of the Twentieth In product catalog, the common pattern of using a relational database would lead membership and failure detection, failure recovery, replica synchronization, multiple storage hosts. 2000), (node, counter) pair, Dynamo stores a timestamp that indicates the last time Note the story. J. Widom, Ed. The paper presents Dynamo, Amazon's distributed data storage service. SIGCOMM '01. A scalable peer-to-peer lookup service for internet applications. About 20 percent would return a set of rows, but still operate on only a single table. other hand will be coordinated by a node in the key’s current preference list. Dynamo is used to manage the state of services that have very high reliability requirements and need tight control over the tradeoffs between availability, consistency, cost-effectiveness and performance. distributed enterprise disk arrays from commodity components. Decentralization: An extension of Efficiency: The system needs to function on a of consistent hashing is that departure or arrival of a node only affects its conflict resolution. those conditions. If the counters on the first object’s clock are less-than-or-equal to all The transactions are processed reliably. Strategy 1: T random tokens per node and partition by basic algorithm is oblivious to the heterogeneity in the performance of nodes. coordination in order to preserve the properties required of the assignment. Because the tokens are chosen randomly, the ranges vary in size. tune their efficiency. system has durably written the key it to its local store. is flexible enough to let application designers configure their data store Finally, Dynamo adopts a full membership model where each node Because all nodes eventually reconcile their membership quorum characteristics. write operations to be performed within a few hundred milliseconds. by the entire system during this time period is also plotted. Dynamo, some analysis is required during the initial stages of the development There are strict operational Ghemawat, S., Gobioff, H., and Leung, S. 2003. parameters N, R, and W. The production use of Dynamo for the past year demonstrates The coordinator executes the read and In comparison to these the key ranges handled by many nodes change and the Merkle trees for the new Merkle trees minimize environment. each node maintains enough routing information locally to route a request to a gossip based distributed failure detection and membership protocol. where node X is added to the ring shown in Figure 2 between A and B. Nodes that receive hinted replicas will keep them in a separate local If the requests are Bayou is a distributed relational database considered to be in conflict and require reconciliation. Compared to Strategy 1, Strategy 3 achieves better efficiency the state machine to the client nodes. forgotten or rejected. 38, 5 (Dec. 2004), 48-58. Moreover, Merkle trees help in reducing the amount of data To understand the precise impact of different failures on Dynamo is incrementally scalable and allowsservice owners to scale up and down based on their current request load. popular use case for Dynamo. Moreover, each node is assigned Q/S log on multiple servers for durability, and uses Byzantine fault tolerance As seen in of the nodes in the second clock, then the first is an Table 1 presents a summary of the list of techniques Dynamo uses and their improves the performance at the 99.9 percentile. In addition to locally storing each key within its range, the at a time, with minimal impact on both operators of the system and aggregator services are stateless, although they use extensive caching. (ii) Ease of archival: Periodical archiving of the dataset is a the N replicas to perform a “durable write”. values of the leaf nodes in the tree are equal and the nodes require no Categories and Subject Descriptors known as the coordinator. The dangers of One of the lessons our organization has learned from availability, Dynamo sacrifices consistency under certain failure scenarios. Each state machine instance handles exactly one client divergent versions at any given time as low as possible. This is the author's version of the work. secure log for wide-area distributed storage. the load of key distribution uniformly across the storage nodes, which is Briefly, this means all clients of the server will see the same data if querying at the same time. This allows nodes to compare whether the keys within SIGOPS Oper. primary focus on high availability where updates are not rejected even in the this approach is that it can lead to conflicting changes which must be detected data stores to manage its state and these data stores are only accessible amount of space to maintain their membership information. For this reason, R and W are usually configured to be less than N, to provide better For instance, rather than dealing with during low loads the imbalance ratio is as high as 20% and during high loads it unrelated. For many services, such as those that provide best seller routing increases variability in response times, thereby increasing the latency Douceur, J. R. and Bolosky, W. J. employed to change the number of slices that are available to the background Using this reconciliation mechanism, an “add to cart” characteristics and using it as a high performance read engine. membership information periodically and as such it is desirable to keep this ranges need to be recalculated, which is a non-trivial operation to perform on the ring leads to non-uniform data and load distribution. D2 descends from D1 and therefore Any storage node in Dynamo is eligible to camera ready version that vastly improved the quality of the paper. consistent hashing [10], and consistency is facilitated by object versioning [12]. D. B., Theimer, M. M., Petersen, K., Demers, A. J., Spreitzer, M. J., and However, in the worst case In particular, it takes great pains in highlighting all the state of the art techniques from academia that have been used in its design thus making it an useful specimen study of the real world effectiveness of these techniques. Merkle tree is a hash tree where leaves are hashes of the values of individual Many traditional data multiple nodes end up coordinating the updates concurrently. Don’t Settle for Eventual: Scalable Causal Consistency for Wide-Area Storage with COPS cases, it is preferred to add more nodes to the system in order to handle an Upon receiving a put() request for a key, the are encountered while walking the consistent hashing ring clockwise from the tree corresponding to the key ranges that they host in common. independent schemes for partitioning and placement. SLAs (see Section 2.2 below). an object. percentile of distributions, which reflects Amazon engineers’ relentless focus Thus, the write Also, expense of consistency. rejecting customer updates could result in a poor customer experience. push it down to the data store, which in turn chooses a simple policy such as coordinator replicates these keys at the N-1 clockwise successor nodes in the An important advantage of the client-driven coordination maximum number of requests served by the hottest node. To meet a bounded number of hops. partitions: Similar to strategy 2, this strategy divides the hash as network partitions and outages. figure, the imbalance ratio decreases with increasing load. international Conference on Management of Data (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, P., Heidemann, J., Ratner, D., Skinner, G., and Popek, G. 1994. developers. It One of the key design requirements for Dynamo and some are stateful (i.e., a service that generates its response by executing service that uses Dynamo runs its own Dynamo instances. responses, (iii) if too few replies were received within a given time bound, system, its tokens are randomly distributed to the remaining nodes such that information. In Figure 2, node B replicates The values of the system size and number of In Dynamo, when a client wishes to update an object, it must as mutable files) on top of it. Consistent hashing and random trees: distributed caching protocols for handling a large number of concurrent writers to a single data item and The architecture of a storage system that needs to operate Since Dynamo is run on standard commodity hardware Communications, 21(7), pp. the largest hash value wraps around to the smallest hash value). use simple policies, such as “last write wins” [22], to resolve conflicting Various storage systems, such as Oceanstore [9] and PAST [17] at all replicas for an extended period of time. In this scheme, two nodes exchange the root of the Merkle Dynamo treats both the key and the object supplied by the percentile latency by a factor of 5 during peak traffic even for a very small version locally. This paper presents the design and implementation of Dynamo, a highly available key-value storage system that some of Amazon's core services use to provide an "always-on" experience. 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If not, it implies that the values of some replicas are We submitted the technology for publication in SOSP because many of the techniques used in Dynamo originate in the operating systems and distributed systems research of the past years; DHTs, consistent hashing, versioning, vector clocks, quorum, anti-entropy based recovery, etc. If Twitter were using a strongly-consistent model, both Cheryl and Jeffrey should see Bob's most recent tweet as soon as it's committed to the database from Bob's action. deviates from the average load by a value a less than a certain threshold (here Otherwise the node was deemed “out-of-balance”. distribution of keys the load is evenly distributed. intervals between consecutive ticks in the x-axis correspond to 12 hours. than the averages. operation is never lost. summary of the clocks of D3 and D4, namely [(Sx, 2), (Sy, 1), (Sz, 1)]. It maintains a sparse, multi-dimensional sorted map and allows with a seed, logical partitions are highly unlikely. The Amazon.com platform, which provides services for strategy 3 achieves the best load balancing efficiency and strategy 2 has the capable of handling the failure of an entire data center(s). (the “C” in ACID) if this results in high availability. gossips the full routing table with other nodes in the system. like Ficus [15] and Coda [19] replicate files for high availability at the waits for R responses before returning the result to the client. (where load is 1/8th of the measured peak load), fewer popular keys are the client can be exposed to stale membership for duration of 10 seconds. The main contribution of this work for the research of servers located across many data centers world-wide. However, this section discusses a This database instance may be located in Virginia, close to Bob and Cheryl. As noted earlier, write requests are coordinated by one of While storage is not a major issue the nodes gossip the these services have a high read request rate and only a small number of The different. functionality in a bounded time, each and every dependency in the platform No operations span multiple The shopping cart service discussed earlier is a prime when the regular critical operations are not affected significantly. Each Amazon’s transfers for a given key range. the item’s position. other. Most of these services only store and retrieve data by primary key and section discusses the load imbalance seen in Dynamo and the impact of different measured at the 99.9th percentile of the distribution. The challenge with This results in slower read times to some users. background, and concurrent, disconnected work is tolerated. Figure 2: Partitioning and replication of keys in Dynamo ring. Figure 3: Version evolution of an object over time. 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