Explain CAP theorem

 Posted by Niladri.Biswas on 12/11/2012 | Category: Others Interview questions | Views: 2725 | Points: 40

CAP theorem was developed by Eric Brewer in the year 2000.CAP stands for Consistency, Availability and Partition-Tolerance.

Consistency: If we wrote a data in one node and read it from another node in a distributed system, it will return what we wrote on the other node.

Availability: Each node of the distributed system should respond to the query unless it dies.

Partition-Tolerance: This shows the availability and seamless operation of the distributed system even the partition (add/remove node from different data center) or message loss over the network.

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