distributed

Availability and Consistency in the Presence of Partitions

By |2020-10-01T07:34:36+00:00June 2, 2016|

The CAP theorem provides system designers with a choice between three guarantees: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. While partitions are rare, there is an incredible range of flexibility for handling partitions and recovering from them. Thus, our goal is to allow combinations of consistency and availability and not worry about [...]

REST Data Service Over In-Memory Data Grid

By |2020-10-01T07:54:57+00:00June 2, 2016|

Applications are written in diverse and often remote environments. Storing and accessing data needs to be simple and portable, which is why REST (representational state transfer) is often the go-to protocol for web services. And yet, using REST for data services can pose a number of challenges: Performance (clients should [...]

Space Based Microservices

By |2020-10-04T07:45:20+00:00December 23, 2015|

Martin Fowler and James Lewis's microservices paper has been influencing many development teams and projects around the world. As such, this software architecture style has gained prominence among web-scale startups and enterprises. In this post, we'll look at how microservices related to SBA and GigaSpaces XAP. We will review the [...]