TransLattice Elastic Database (TED) is the world’s first geographically distributed relational SQL database server. TED is built for online transaction processing (OLTP) and supports varying application loads (from small to huge) with high-availability and exceptional performance for remote users. It is a scalable, highly available database management system. TED runs on a high-performance computing fabric built from all-active commodity servers, cloud instances and/or virtual machines, called nodes. All nodes are independent; there is no master, there is no slave.