Monday, January 16, 2012

Absolute Consistency

Very often I have a hard time explaining to people not very familiar with distributed systems how hard it is to provide consistency guarantees in face of node failures and network partitions.

Today I read an emails posted to Riak users list that gives good examples on why this is a non-trivial problem:
http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2012-January/007157.html

Definitely worth reading if you're into distributed systems.
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