Category: Consistency

Changing definition of real-time

Changing Definition of Real-Time

June 26, 2020
A lot of the mainstream media coverage of 5G revolves around the potential benefits for the individual consumers, such as AR/VR gaming. But the truth of the matter is that as analysts have observed and projected, CSPs are acutely aware that the premium revenues are not going to be from individual subscribers but from enterprises [...]

Keeping up with Header Bidding’s performance requirements

June 29, 2017

Pretty much anyone who knows adtech will tell you that header bidding is the future of the industry. Header bidding allows publishers to field ad bids in the header of a webpage, which is before anything else (including other ad placements) loads. This allows publishers to establish a “premium” auction instead of the typical real-time bidding […]

MiFID II – You’re doing it wrong …

May 24, 2017

Many financial services organizations are well on their way to implementing a data management and reporting strategy to comply with the upcoming MiFID II requirements. For our procrastinator friends out there who perhaps haven’t read through all 196 pages of the regulation as it pertains to transaction reporting requirements, here’s what you need to know. […]

Lack of consistency is the hobgoblin of data management (and other survey results)

October 26, 2016

We did a survey last year to see how enterprises viewed the need for “real time” (see https://www.voltdb.uk/blog/worlds-apart-real-time-data-disconnect). Since we are leaders in the fast data space, we wanted to try to gauge where companies were on the real-time maturity curve. The results were interesting, which motivated us to do another survey – this time […]

Read Repair – a solution to eventual consistency?

September 09, 2016

I got some fairly harsh feedback for my last post, “Lies, Damned Lies and “Eventual Consistency.” It’s clear a lot of people were thrown by the assertion: There is no such thing as eventual consistency. There is only ‘Immediate Consistency’ and ‘Wrong’. In my job as a solutions architect I look at these issues from […]

Lies, Damned Lies and “Eventual Consistency”

July 21, 2016

Let me start by making an arrogant statement: There is no such thing as eventual consistency. There is only ‘Immediate Consistency’ and ‘Wrong’. A lot of people would regard me as being unreasonable, but from my perspective I have a chain of reasoning that I don’t think you can fault: The purpose of any database […]

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