Chapter 4: Challenges and Opportunities in Distributed Computing

Eventual Consistency

The foundational infrastructure of the cloud is built upon the concept of eventual consistency.

A good example of this is Amazon DynamoDB.

CAP Theorem

There is a tradeoff between consistency, availabilty and fault-tolerance.


Amdahl’s Law

There are diminishing returns with parallelization.

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The ability to adapt to a varying workload. You should only pay for what you use. ...

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