Much technology goes into eventual consistency, as well as into the data distribution and polling in the first place. And in tunable systems, the choices of N, R, and W — perhaps on a “table” by “table” basis — can get pretty interesting. I’m ducking all those subjects for now, however, not least because of how much I still have to learn about them.
FAWN: Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes for Sun Oracle, Google, and Facebook: by mbenedict October 16, 2009 7:12 PM PDT It’s not just about the raw cost. There’s a finite amount of electricity you can bring to a data center, so at some point the number of queries you can do per kWh becomes very […]