Linearizability Guarantees by Cassandra

Learn how Cassandra provides linearizability guarantee.

Cassandra has another consistency level that provides linearizability guarantees. This level is called SERIAL, and the read/write operations executed in this level are also referred to as lightweight transactions LWTs.

Implementing SERIAL

This level is implemented using a 4-phase protocol based on Paxos, as shown in the following illustration:

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