The Starcounter database is built with the real-time systems of today in mind. Real-time systems supporting thousands or millions of simultaneous users. Systems like online stores, location-based services or banking applications. Systems where the users need to access same data, and also should be able to update same data. Where numbers need to be correct, independent of if several users are buying from the same stack, or if one changes his mind or another gets his connection cut off half way through.