A significant feature of Chronicle Queue Enterprise is support for TCP replication across multiple servers to ensure the high availability of application infrastructure. I have generally held the view that replicating data to a secondary system is faster than sync-ing to disk, assuming the round trip network delay wasn’t high due to quality networks and co-located redundant servers. This is the first time I have benchmarked it with a realistic example.
Little’s Law and Why Latency Matters
In many cases, the assumption is that as long as throughput is high enough, the latency won’t be a problem. However, latency is often a key factor in why the throughput isn’t high enough.