Insert-only Databases

Insert-only databases are databases that are designed so that update and delete operations are performed as inserts, generally through the snapshot and tombstone design patterns. This pattern is key to solving challenges related to distributed systems, including eventual consistency, parallel processing, and event-driven communication.

Deeper Knowledge on Insert-only Databases

Snapshot Design Pattern

A software design pattern for immutable data updates

Tombstone Design Pattern

A software design pattern for immutable data deletes

Broader Topics Related to Insert-only Databases

Databases

Organized collections of structured data

Distributed Systems

Software systems distributed and coordinated over a network

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