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From mcasandra <>
Subject Re: Understand eventually consistent
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:53:23 GMT

I have couple of more quesitons:

1. What happens when RF = 3, R = 2 and W = 2 and 2 machines go down? Would
read and write fail or get the results from that one machine that is up?
2. Someone in this thread mentioned that write is eventually consistent. Is
it because response is returned to the client as soon as data is written to
commit log. But isn't this same as other RDBMS? Oracle does the same thing
it writes to REDO log and somepoint later does a checkpoint and flushes data
to disk. But RDBMS is not called eventually consistent.
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