CAP Twelve Years Later: How the "Rules" Have ChangedCAP Twelve Years Later: How the "Rules" Have Changed: "In its classic interpretation, the CAP theorem ignores latency, although in practice, latency and partitions are deeply related. Operationally, the essence of CAP takes place during a timeout, a period when the program must make a fundamental decision-the partition decision:
cancel the operation and thus decrease availability, or
proceed with the operation and thus risk inconsistency."
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