Todd Hoff extracts and expands on some thoughts about BASE vs ACID from Eric Brewer’s NoSQL: Past, Present, Future published on InfoQ:
Consistency it turns out is not the Holy Grail. What trumps consistency is:
- Risk Management
But the cornerstone of the availability vs consistency conversation is:
Availability correlates with revenue and consistency generally does not.
✚ Over time Michael Stonebraker has been the most prominent supporter of exactly the opposite argument.
✚ Remember Emin Gün Sirer’s The NoSQL Partition Tolerance Myth? He used the bank example too.
Original title and link: Banks and the Ethernal Consistency Example or What trumps consistency ( ©myNoSQL)