Strategies for Designing Scalable Architectures: Avoid RMW
As we move into the world of big data, systems architectures and data models we've relied on for decades are hindering growth. At the core of the problem is the read-modify-write cycle. In this talk, Al Tobey (Open Source Mechanic, DataStax) explains how to build systems that don't rely on RMW, with a focus on Cassandra. For those times when RMW is unavoidable, he covers how and when to use Cassandra's lightweight transactions and collections.