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  • The CAP Theorem

    I always like simple frameworks that help put some order into chaos.   Last month while in Seattle, I ran into something that for whatever reason had managed to escape my radar screen. If there was a single thing that made the trip to Seattle worthwhile, that was it.   I’m talking about the CAP Theorem. I'm blogging about it here ...
    Posted to Linchi Shea (Weblog) by Linchi Shea on December 17, 2008
  • Is the 8KB page obsolete or aging?

      In one of their year 2000 papers—Rules of Thumb in Data Engineering, Jim Gray and Prashant Shenoy stated that, “Over the last decade, disk pages have grown from 2KB to 8KB and poised to grow again. In ten years, the typical small transfer unit will probably be 64KB, and large transfer units will be a megabyte or more.”   Should we ...
    Posted to Linchi Shea (Weblog) by Linchi Shea on March 3, 2008
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