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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cassandra vs HBase
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:53:09 GMT
Right... I recall an incident in AWS where a malformed gossip packet took
down all of Dynamo. Seems that even P2P doesn't mitigate against corner cases.


On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:

> The big win for Cassandra is that its p2p distribution model -- which
> drives the consistency model -- means there is no single point of
> failure.  SPF can be mitigated by failover but it's really, really
> hard to get all the corner cases right with that approach.  Even
> Google with their 3 year head start and huge engineering resources
> still has trouble with that occasionally.  (See e.g.
> http://groups.google.com/group/google-appengine/msg/ba95ded980c8c179.)


      
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