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Issue No. 02 - Feb. (2012 vol. 45)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 30-36
Seth Gilbert , National University of Singapore
Nancy A. Lynch , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
The CAP theorem is one example of a more general tradeoff between safety and liveness in unreliable systems. Viewing CAP in this context provides insight into the inherent tradeoffs and the manner in which they can be circumvented in practice.
INDEX TERMS
Distributed computing, CAP theorem, Fault tolerance
CITATION
Seth Gilbert, Nancy A. Lynch, "Perspectives on the CAP Theorem", Computer, vol. 45, no. , pp. 30-36, Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.389
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