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The CAP theorem, also known as Brewer’s theorem, states that it is impossible for a distributed computer system to simultaneously provide all three of the following guarantees:
The CAP theorem states that a distributed system can only provide two of the three guarantees at any given time. This means that when designing a distributed system, a trade-off must be made between consistency and availability, or consistency and partition tolerance. For example, a system that prioritizes consistency may sacrifice availability, or a system that prioritizes availability may sacrifice consistency.
*** Created by ChatGPT on Jan 26, 2023.