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MySQL by Robert D. Schneider

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17. Optimal Clustering

Introduction

Just as MySQL’s open source architecture and liberal licensing terms have revolutionized the relational database market, MySQL Cluster’s reliability, performance, and scalability capabilities let organizations with limited software and hardware budgets enjoy the same database processing power and dependability previously restricted to very large enterprises.

This chapter examines ways that you can exploit MySQL Cluster’s capabilities to pry additional speed and consistency from your hardware and software, while charting a realistic plan for future growth. This chapter begins by explaining how clustering works, including a synopsis of key terms and concepts. The next section can be used ...

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