Sunday, September 16, 2012

Google Spanner

The key paper is here - worth reading over in its entirety.

One observation I have is that this is actually pretty straightforward. The genesis of these kinds of solutions may be companies like Google, but it is no longer safe to assume that this kind of infrastructure is meant for public cloud data centers only - redundancy and data scale problems are hitting nearly every business today and the lack of basic things like transactional integrity is fair tradeoff - but let's be clear, its a tradeoff all the same....

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