All posts by Philip O'Toole

rqlite 7.10.0 released

rqlite is a lightweight, open-source, distributed relational database written in Go, which uses SQLite as its storage engine.

Replicated, a company which helps software vendors ship software to end users, recently migrated from PostgreSQL to rqlite. Along the way their input substantially helped improve how rqlite runs on Kubernetes — and as a result rqlite 7.10.0 is out now. This latest release is also running an upgraded version of SQLite.

Building Secure and Reliable Systems at Google

I recently started reading Building Secure and Reliable Systems, which was authored by various folks at Google (some of whom I know). Since my work is at the intersection of so much of this — reliable logging systems which must also be secure, it’s an interesting read.

In my experience, the most challenging part about securing our systems are the constant trade-offs one needs to make. Since no system can be made 100% secure, knowing where the marginal risk is no longer worth addressing is quite difficult — I’m hoping this book improves my ability to make these trade-offs correctly.