The Theorem That Will Not Go Away

The CAP theorem gets another airing. I think the article makes a point worth making again, and makes it fairly well - that CAP is really about P=> ~(C & A). A couple of things I want to call out though, after a rollicking discussion on Hacker News. “For a distributed (i.e., multi-node) system to not require partition-tolerance it would have to run on a network which is guaranteed to never drop messages (or even deliver them late) and whose nodes are guaranteed to never die. [Read More]