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Eventual Consistency is NOT a violation of the relational model (says C. J. Date)

C. J. Date was kind enough to comment on my article in the last issue (February 2015) of the NoCOUG Journal (see The Rise and Fall of the NoSQL Empire ). The full text of his remarks will be published in the next issue (May 2015). Here’s a sneak preview:
First, to say that a database (distributed or otherwise) is consistent merely means, formally speaking, that the database conforms to all stated integrity constraints. Now, it’s crucially important that databases always be consistent...(read more)