I don’t work with ditributed databases, but always find these Jepsen posts fascinating. It’s so interesting to read how a true expert evaluates a system. The fact that the report is published for everyone to see, makes it even more compelling – there is no hiding from the results.
I’d be terrified to have my software tested this way.
Speaking from experience, it’s quite terrifying. But as you think about it, there are few bad outcomes possible, so long as you take any found issues seriously and work to fix them ASAP.
wouldn’t you be more terrified that you’re letting your customers down if you did have these issues and did not find and address them?