Archive for Month: May 2017

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Tech Talk Series: Part 3 Wrap Up, Flex Up and Flex Down

Last week was our Tech Talk on Scaling-In and Down. We’ve explored scaling up and out in Tech Talk #1. MySQL is a very popular RDBMS, but challenges arise when your workload hits the limits of the largest node you can provision. But this third Tech Talk isn’t about adding […]

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Does ClustrixDB use MySQL Replication Between its Nodes?

Here’s a common question we get asked at tradeshows, on customer calls, by analysts, and by our fellow devs and DBAs in the industry. Since this has come up a lot, let’s answer it in detail! TL;DR: ClustrixDB does not use MySQL Replication between nodes ClustrixDB is a true shared-nothing […]

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Challenges with Google’s Cloud Spanner

At this point everyone has heard of Google’s Cloud Spanner. It’s Google’s first database offering that can scale-out write transactions linearly, as well as provide cross-node transactions with ACID guarantees, claiming to solve significant problems that Amazon’s Aurora cannot. But as discussed before, Spanner is able to accomplish that scale […]

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Tech Talk Series: Part 2 Wrap Up

This week I presented a Tech Talk on sharding, its complications and complexity. There are many pros and (even more) cons to sharding, which can be summarized with these two questions: Why do some DBAs think sharding is the only end game? Sharding is the only well known way to […]