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From Michael Dürig <mdue...@apache.org>
Subject Understanding Eventual Consistency
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:57:00 GMT


Just found this, might be a worthwhile read [1]:

"Modern geo-replicated databases underlying large-scale Internet 
services guarantee immediate availability and tolerate network 
partitions at the expense of providing only weak forms of consistency, 
commonly dubbed eventual consistency. At the moment there is a lot of 
confusion about the semantics of eventual consistency, as different 
systems implement it with different sets of features and in subtly 
different forms, stated either informally or using disparate and 
low-level formalisms. [...]"


[1] http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=189249

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