Availability and Consistency in the Presence of Partitions

The CAP theorem provides system designers with a choice between three guarantees: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. While partitions are rare, there is an incredible range of flexibility for handling partitions and recovering from them. Thus, our goal is to

How to Add Real Distributed Transactions to MongoDB – Ron Zavner

From time to time, I like to visit NoSQL conferences and talk to people from the community to see how they solve their problems. I guess I find it more neutral to do this sometimes, as opposed to speaking to

The next big thing in big data: fast data

The big data movement was pretty much driven by the demand for scale in velocity, volume, and variety of data. Those three vectors led to the emergence of a new generation of distributed data management platforms such as Hadoop for…