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InfoQ Homepage News Article: The Challenges of Latency

Article: The Challenges of Latency

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In an exclusive InfoQ article, eBay architect Dan Pritchett explains why global, large-scale architectures need to address latency, and what architectural patterns can be applied to deal with it. Topics covered include the need for asynchronous architecture, partitioning of data, and active/active design.

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  • latency

    by Joost de Vries /

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    Extremely interesting article. These are the kind of architecture trade-offs that not often is written about I think.
    Maybe the article is a bit terse for easy online reading.
    I'll have to study this.

  • More on monolithic data....

    by Bryan Ross /

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    Good article, thanks Dan. I am particularly interested in the discussion on monolithic data and BASE. Does anyone have recommendations for additional reading?

  • Re: More on monolithic data....

    by Jesse Kuhnert /

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    Yes definitely, my favorite google OS contribution to date. Seems to fit in nicely with some of the articles stronger points:

    www.hibernate.org/414.html

  • Realities of the physical world

    by Ben Tomasini /

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    Great article.

    It is interesting to consider how the realities of the physical world and the demands of high capacity applications require us to rethink things that were once considered non-negotiable, like ACID.

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