NoSQL: When More Machines Equals Worse Results

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When More Machines Equals Worse Results

Galileo observed how things broke if they were naively scaled up. Google found the larger the scale the greater the impact of latency variability. When a request is implemented by work done in parallel, as is common with today's service oriented systems, the overall response time is dominated by the long tail distribution of the parallel operations. Every response must have a consistent and low latency or the overall operation response time will be tragically slow.

tags:distributed systems,performance,latency

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