Posts from March 2013

Wherein I summarize the hidden message behind Yahoo's purchase of Summly.
There are many conflicting definitions for Consistency. This post provides a clear definition for each, without rehashing any tired old arguments about eventual consistency.
Some basic rules for a fruitful technical discussion on a topic where emotions run high.
Google Reader's demise is not the end of the Internet, or RSS. All will be well. I provide some constructive suggestions for the people who are upset over this.
More thoughts on the difference between partition-oblivious and partition-tolerant data stores.
A number of NoSQL vendors are trying to repackage partition obliviousness as if it were partition tolerance. I define the terms, illustrate the differences, and bust three myths related to partition tolerance.