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Row vs. block contention[edit]

"However, applications with 'hot' rows (the same row being accessed by processes on different nodes) will not work well."

Inter-instance 'data' syncing is on block level, not row level. So, the problem is not limited to 'hot' rows, the scope is hot blocks.

Good point. Article was updated. Frank Naude 18:40, 18 September 2009 (UTC)