Note: This term may have other meanings in other contexts. Here, we are defining it in the context of a distributed database.

What is durability?

In the context of a database, durability is a desirable property that describes a system where, once data has been committed to the database, it will remain even in the event of machine failures, power outages, etc.

It is one of the four ACID properties that are desirable for databases dealing with transactional workloads.

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