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Pills of Eventual Consistency

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A question raises spontaneously: why Eventual Consistency? Isn’t ACID enough? Let’s try to understand the need for Eventual Consistency guarantees when we talk about Distributed Computing on large scale, and of course Data is involved. With the advent of Internet and Cloud services, Databases and more in general Data Storage technologies have undergone a radical change: scaling out systems over replicated ...

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A Beginner’s guide to ACID and database transactions

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Transactions are omnipresent in today’s enterprise systems, providing data integrity even in highly concurrent environments. So let’s get started by first defining the term and the context where you might usually employ it. A transaction is a collection of read/write operations succeeding only if all contained operations succeed. Inherently a transaction is characterized by four properties (commonly referred as ACID) ...

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