In Salesforce orgs we have nodes based closeness from geographic locations, like if I register for org from India it will put me on Asia-Pacific(ex. AP1), same happens for other locations like North America (NA1, NA9 etc).
I am curious about database.com, as its nodes are having very different naming convention, for ex:
Because of this, I am not too sure about closeness of a given node to a geographic location. Would it make difference from network latency standpoint in API calls, if my mobile app will access database.com APIs across the world, for ex. some one in India, UK and US etc.