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From David Jeske <>
Subject Re: cassandra vs hbase summary (was facebook messaging)
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:44:58 GMT
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Edward Capriolo <>wrote:

> Return messages such as "your data was written to at least 1 node but
> not enough to make your write-consistency count". Do not help the
> situation. As the client that writes the data would be aware of the
> inconsistency, but the other clients would not. Thus it only makes
> sense to pass or fail entirely. (Thought it could be an interesting
> error message)

Why do you say that?  Personally I'd like a failure message that actually
means "your data was not written at all", the intermediate state of "your
data was sort-of-written, but not replicated as widely as you'd like, but it
someday might be, or it someday might not" is very hard to deal with.

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