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Trade-offs in Distributed Systems

When designing distributed systems, architects and engineers need to make informed decisions about the trade-offs between the three properties of the CAP theorem: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. Understanding these trade-offs is crucial for building systems that meet the desired performance, reliability, and user experience goals.

a. Understanding the trade-offs in CAP theorem

As the CAP theorem states, it is impossible for a distributed system to simultaneously provide consistency, availability, and partition tolerance




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