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Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

Joab Jackson | May 28, 2014
Oracle has released a framework that allows multiple copies of the MySQL database to work in tandem, making it easier for organizations to easily run live backup databases and scale MySQL across multiple servers.

"A lot more people can use Fabric. You don't have to be as knowledgeable about using these things," Ulin said.

Oracle also offers a slightly different version of MySQL, called MySQL Cluster, that was also built with high-availability and scaling-out capabilities. The syntax for using MySQL Cluster is not the same as MySQL itself.

MySQL Cluster still possesses a number of unique advantages over MySQL Fabric, Ulin said. Most notably, it offers much faster failover times, necessary for some of latency-sensitive industries, such as telecommunications. It also comes with a two-phased commit, which ensures that a transaction is fully recognized by all the database servers in a cluster or distributed system.

 

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