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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Consistent counters (was: Memcached protocol)
Date Tue, 06 Apr 2010 21:09:35 GMT
On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Paul Prescod <> wrote:
> I *believe* that the key messages of those blog posts was:
>  1. Using distributed vector clocks are easy once they are implemented.
>  2. Implementing distributed vector clocks is hard on the datastore vendor.
>  3. If you have long-term network partitions you're kind of screwed (which
> is probably true in any case)

I think this is not a problem in practice, where "long term" means
hours not weeks.

> And if so, is it your plan that "eventually consistent counters" be possible
> in a future version of Cassandra?

Yes, that is the main reason Digg is working on 580.


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