With the raise of NoSQL databases consistency models that are less strict than ACID transactions became popular again. After the first enthusiasm the developer community became aware that those relaxed consistency models hold some new challenges they never knew about in the ACID world. Fortunately there are some concepts around how to deal with those challenges. This presentation gives a rough introduction into the different consistency models that are available and their characteristics. Then it focusses on two techniques to deal with relaxed consistency. The first one are quorum-based reads and writes which provides a client-side strong consistency model (even if the database only implements eventual consistency). Then CRDTs (Conflict-free Replicated Data Types) are presented. CRDTs are self-stabilizing data structures which are designed for environments with extremely high availability requirements - and thus extremely weak consistency guarantees. Even though as always the majority of the information is on the voice track, I designed the slides in a way that they also provide some useful information without the voice.