All Posts tagged as "Databases"

Understanding Eventual Consistency in DynamoDB.

DynamoDB is an eventually consistent database. There's a lot of fear around that. In this post, we'll discuss how to think about eventual consistency in DynamoDB as well as strategies to work around it.


CAP or no CAP? Understanding when the CAP theorem applies and what it means.

If you're confused by the CAP theorem, you're not alone. In this post, we walk through some scenarios to see when CAP applies and how to use CAP to consider overall system availability.


Inconsistent thoughts on database consistency

In this post, understand the different concepts of consistency as applied to distributed databases, as well as some issues with the conversation of consistency.