• Jepsen: Testing the Partition Tolerance of PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB and Riak

    by Kyle Kingsbury on  Jun 20, 2013 3

    Distributed systems are characterized by exchanging state over high-latency or unreliable links. The system must be robust to both node and network failure if it is to operate reliably--however, not all systems satisfy the safety invariants we'd like. In this article, we'll explore some of the design considerations of distributed databases, and how they respond to network partitions.

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