’d like to write about a particularly challenging situation that happens when you try to create a distributed database — we call it the Sharding Conflict. If you have deployed a home-grown DIY database sharding solution, you may not always be aware of the ramifications of this issue. Actually, you may be receiving incorrect results to queries without even realizing it. Thankfully, ScaleBase’s distributed database platform takes care of this situation for you. So, let’s take a look at the problem.