CockroachDB's Consistency Model fits somewhere between serializability and linerarizability. We're proposing a new marketing phrase for CRDB's guarantees: no stale reads.
by Andrei Matei on Jan 24, 2019
by Spencer Kimball on Feb 17, 2016
If someone knows even a little about Spanner, the first question they have is: "How does CockroachDB provide external consistency without atomic clocks?"