Sunday, October 7, 2012

Google Spanner: I told you so.

The pendulum swings back (toward relational-style features).

Some authors have claimed that general two-phase commit is too expensive to support, because of the performance or availability problems that it brings [9, 10, 19]. We believe it is better to have application programmers deal with performance  problems due to overuse of transactions as bottlenecks arise, rather than always coding around the lack of transactions.

You can read the technical paper here.

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