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From Olivier Mallassi <olivier.malla...@gmail.com>
Subject zookeeper needs 3 nodes to support 1 failure
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:24:36 GMT
hi all

a quick question that you would find stupid but...

Looking at Zookeeper, you need 3 nodes to support 1 node failure.
Looking at in memory data grid (coherence & co...), with 2 replicas, you
can still continue working.

So "basically", you need less replica to support the same amount of

I am not saying one is better than the other ;), cause we are using both,
but does some of you know why the difference?
I assume this is related to the Zab protocol but if you have more details.
What are the guarantees zookeeper provide and a data grid does not provide?
the lock? a sequential consistency?

Many thx for your answers


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