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Discussion on: Eventual vs Strong Consistency in Distributed Databases

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Ben Halpern

Really well explained, Saurabh. These are the issues at the core of our drive to provide a low latency experience on dev.to for all our readers globally. The concept of eventual consistency is strongly at play in:

How our users interact with our CDN and how the CDN interacts with the origin server. I also want to distribute the origin server that could make reads from eventually consistent follower DBs.

We already make use of an eventually consistent distributed search via Algolia.

I find the verbiage in this domain hard to wrap my head around even if the topic is reasonably straightforward, so posts like this are super useful for people I think.

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saurabh.v Author

Thanks for appreciating the article, Ben.