The latest version of Google’s SDK (software development kit) for its cloud platform App Engine includes the High-Replication Datastore, which has been generally available, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. When using the High-Replication Datastore, data is replicated across multiple data centers. This provides the highest level of availability, but comes at the cost of higher latency due to the propagation of data, according to Google. One of the most significant benefits of the High-Replication Datastore is that applications remain fully available during planned maintenance periods, as well as during unforeseen problems such as power outages, Google said.
Podcast: Google App Engine High Availability Storage Goes Prime Time
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