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How to avoid negative time spans

Dr. Roland Kuhn

Dr. Roland Kuhn

CTO and co-founder at Actyx

The main advantage of an event-based system like Actyx is that you have a lot of flexibility on how to make even more use of your data when adding new use-cases. This is achieved by combining the event streams of existing apps with new apps and new business logic. One issue that frequently arises in these scenarios is that further use, for example in business intelligence tools, exposes a phenomenon that we simply call “negative time spans”.

In this article I explain all about the how and why — the main takeaway is that you should make really sure to use NTP on all nodes.