[Linux-cluster] Active Active Cluster

Jeff Sturm jeff.sturm at eprize.com
Thu Feb 4 15:56:32 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com]
> On Behalf Of Gordan Bobic
> Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:31 AM
> To: linux clustering
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Active Active Cluster
> 3) MySQL Cluster
> Pros: Faster than 2)
> Cons: While it's running all data has to be in RAM, which limits the
> size of the databases. Still slower than 1).

MySQL Cluster supports disk data tables these days, which have their own caveats but can grow larger than available RAM.  Indexes must still fit entirely in RAM.

Plan on a lot of testing if anyone tries it--you can get good results if you have control over the queries and schemas, but a naïve port from, say, InnoDB to NDB can be disastrous.  MySQL Cluster is complex and has nothing to do with Red Hat Cluster (which is why I'll stop here--subscribe to cluster at lists.mysql.com for more info).


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