Relevance of the CAP-Theorem for Highly Available, Distributed Storage Systems and the Impact on Cloud-based Applications

This article was published as an university assignment in November 2012


The CAP-Theorem states that when building distributed systems only two of the three desired properties can be reached at a time: availability, consistency and partition tolerance. Network failures are considered to be a given in every distributed system, therefore consistency properties are relaxed in order to meet…



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