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What is Durability?

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Durability is the ability to endure expected conditions over time. It is a type of quality and reliability that is associated with long lasting items that don't break with stress. For example, a spacecraft that can endure the stresses of multiple launches and reentries to be reused over the course of several decades.

Information Technology

In the context of information technology, durability is a transaction that won't be lost once it is committed. For example, a database may be backed up in real time such that the transaction will be restored in the event of a system or storage failure.
Overview: Durability
Definition (1)
The ability to endure expected conditions over time.
Definition (2)
A database transaction that is guaranteed to endure once committed.
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Reliability Engineering

This is the complete list of articles we have written about reliability engineering.
Cold Standby
Defensive Design
Design Debt
Design Life
Error Tolerance
Fault Tolerance
Graceful Degradation
Latent Error
Material Strength
Mistake Proofing
Wear And Tear
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A definition of critical to customer with examples.

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