Sep 19, 2016

My whole point is that ACID is not the only kind of consistency and it is not required to do "get accurate, up to date information at a human timescale". It is just a nice and convenient programming model, but it comes at a cost of availability, scalability, latency and throughput. You can design systems with no ACID data store and if you do it properly they can be just as accurate and up-to-date when everything works properly, but can also degrade nicely when some components fail.