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Beyond CAP Theorem

While the CAP theorem has been fundamental to distributed systems design, it is essential to recognize that it represents a simplified view of the trade-offs in distributed systems. In recent years, researchers and practitioners have started exploring more nuanced ways of understanding and addressing the challenges in distributed systems.

a. Extended CAP (ECAP) Model

The Extended CAP model expands the original CAP theorem by considering latency as a fourth dimension




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