NoSQL: Card Payment Sytems and the CAP Theorem

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Card Payment Sytems and the CAP Theorem

On the surface it would appear that building such a system would be easy since the card vault can be implemented in a data store (either RDBMS or noSQL store) and the data stores schema could be simple, containing just the PAN, token and perhaps some timestamp information. There are plenty of companies that have attempted to build their own card vaults and many vendors offering commercial products. However we shall see later in this article that designing a card vault it requires a distributed data store and a decision is needed on which compromises of the CAP Theorem your system is willing to accept.

tags:nosql theory,cap,distributed

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