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Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

Agreed, distributed databases is a hard problem. The fact that they used MySQL does not make it any bettter. The solution you mention requires a totally asynchronous client, which may not work for the database users. The other solution is to use Convergent Replicated Data Types, and yet another is to simply fail one side due to the lack of quorum.

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