Welcome to the age of big data, where you have to contend with large volumes of information and an accompanying increase in user loads. You are now getting data and information from social networks, the Internet of Things, sensors and devices powered by increasingly connected global communities, and speedier and faster Internet broadband speeds that are found just about everywhere, even on mobile phones. Your enterprise would need databases and applications that would be able to support this explosion of data, as well as allow you to get future-proofed in meeting new demands and challenges.
These databases would need to be able to scale, write and read operations across your hardware. It should have low latency in order to provide a real-time experience for the user. It should also be available all the time, easy to use and very agile. This would ensure that your users could access the data with no problems no matter when they access it. Being agile would also allow developers to launch new services, as you need it.
Applications, on the other hand, should be the same. But on top of the aforementioned criteria, while also being able to ensure transactional integrity for online transactions and being able to leverage the benefits you can get from industry standards to help reduce complexity, cost and risks. It should further enable real-time insight using the data that you have.
Enter MySQL Cluster
This is where MySQL Cluster excels. MySQL Cluster is very scalable, ACID-compliant and real-time transactional database that is available almost 100% of the time. It gives you low total cost of operation due to the fact that it is open source. It uses a distributed architecture so you have no single point of failure and able to scale horizontally on the hardware that you have. It also features auto sharding to help you deal with tremendous amounts of read and write loads. You can use both NoSQL and SQL interface with MySQL Cluster.
MySQL Cluster also has a real time functionality that processes queries in milliseconds, allowing you to service millions and millions of operations in a blink of an eye. It supports disk-based data as well as in-memory data. It also supports data partitioning, load balancing and you can even add nodes to any cluster without having to power it down. Meaning, you can scale your databases to handle any type of workload you get and still have your databases available for your users.
Features of MySQL Cluster
Other features of MySQL Cluster you will surely appreciate:
- You can use JOINs even on different shards. You can also have adaptive query localization.
- You can replicate synchronously or asynchronously with built in recover and failover mechanisms. You can also have active geographic replication.
- You could have a cache for data that is disk based.
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If you want to know more about MySQL Cluster, you can read our articles below:
- MySQL Cluster CGE: What you need to know
- Oracle MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition: For the most demanding database systems
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