Yahoo's Raghu Ramakrishnan Discusses CAP and Cloud Data Management


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Consistency, availability, and partition tolerance?why is the CAP theorem still so important today? Novel systems that scale out on demand, relying on replicated data and massively distributed architectures with clusters of thousands of machines, particularly those designed for real-time data serving and update workloads, amply illustrate the realities of the CAP theorem. From Computer's February 2012 issue: Visit Computer:

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  • February 2, 2012



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