This website is hosting some very interesting conversations regarding distributed systems and topics on concurrency. The above link is to a conversation about Causality. The root of the conversation deals with how systems can maintain the consistency of a state of a database or a document. Warning: The conversation is very scholarly, but it does a really nice job at describing the current best theories on concurrent data systems.
I use BigCouch at the company I work for, 2600hz.com where we build Kazoo, a distributed communications platform for Voice / Video / Text etc.
I will no doubt be continuing to watch these conversations over at thinkdistributed.io