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ABSTRACT
The CAP theorem's impact on modern distributed database system design is more limited than is often perceived. Another tradeoff—between consistency and latency —has had a more direct influence on several well-known DDBSs. A proposed new formulation, PACELC, unifies this tradeoff with CAP.
INDEX TERMS
CAP theorem, database architectures, computer systems organization, networking and information technology, distributed database systems
CITATION
Daniel J. Abadi, "Consistency Tradeoffs in Modern Distributed Database System Design: CAP is Only Part of the Story", Computer, vol. 45, no. , pp. 37-42, Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MC.2012.33
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