Scalability concepts: read-after-write consistency

If you’ve ever had new content disappear on you, you may have encountered read-after-write inconsistency

(This post was original published on my personal blog.)

Once you get a certain scale, the complex systems needed to maintain that scale introduce problems that never existed before. Continuing my series on scalability concepts, I want to introduce the idea of read-after-write consistency.

What is read-after-write consistency?