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The CAP Theorem states that it is impossible for a distributed database to simultaneously guarantee more than two of the following: Consistency, Availability, or Partition Tolerance. The widely accepted theorem is often used to analyze and position new databases.
In this series, we will explore the three guarantees, delivering a definition for each, and outlining how each might affect your database implementation. This is a rather academic series of talks and hopefully, we will help you understand the tradeoff for each.
In this session, we will explore availability, which states that ”every request receives a (non-error) response, without the guarantee that it contains the most recent write”. We will cover: