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  • Ted Stevko thinks this is interesting:

Gregor Hohpe, a Google architect, wrote a wonderful and often-cited blog entry called “Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit”. It shows in real-world terms how difficult it is to scale two-phase commit and highlights some of the alternatives that are mentioned here. It’s an easy, fun, and enlightening read.

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It actually is really good, and pretty short.