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Consistent Backends and UX: What are the Barriers to Adoption?

There are very few scenarios in which an eventually consistent database is preferable over a strongly consistent database. Further, in a multi-region application scenario where scaling is necessary, choosing either an undistributed database or an eventually consistent database is even more questionable. So what motivates engineers to ignore strongly consistent distributed databases? We have seen many reasons, but wrong assumptions drive most of them.
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