At Dgraph , we aim to build a low latency, distributed graph database. This means our data is distributed among nodes in the cluster. Executing a query means multiple nodes are communicating with each other. To keep our latency of communication low, we use a new form of serialization library called Flatbuffers.
Then there was the fact that we had so many channels and direct messages and group chats. It multiplexed my brain and left me in a constant state of anxiety, feeling that I needed to always be on guard. — Dave Teare, Curing Our Slack Addiction