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DBMS Musings: NewSQL database systems are failing to guarantee consistency, and I blame Spanner
This fact has significant ramifications when considering the availability vs. consistency tradeoff that was purported by the CAP theorem. It is not the case that if we guarantee consistency, we have to give up the guarantee of availability. We never had a guarantee of availability in the first place! Rather, guaranteeing consistency causes a reduction to our already imperfect availability.
CAP  distributed-systems 
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