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I just stumbled over RethinkDB and I like the sound of it:

RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime.

When your app polls for data, it becomes slow, unscalable, and cumbersome to maintain.

RethinkDB is the open-source, scalable database that makes building realtime apps dramatically easier.

This sounds great for a multi-user system. Until now, I have been had the client apps polling the DB server - almost certainly far too frequently, in an attempt to stop collisions.

Ok, collisions can still happen with this model; one user updates a record as another deletes it. But the bandwidth savings sound very attractive.

Does anyone know of something similar which can sit in front of a MySql database?

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