Archive for Month: June 2017

MySQL Sharding Business Challenges

MySQL sharding comes with challenges. Previously we discussed application and design challenges that MySQL sharding requires. Today we’ll expand on the MySQL sharding business challenges that can result and affect your business flexibility. MySQL applications seeking scale often consider sharding. Sharding is a database architecture strategy in which the data […]

Challenges of Sharding MySQL

MySQL databases are sharded for the best of reasons. At some point the MySQL workload needs to scale, and scaling RDBMSs is hard (Clustrix’s unofficial motto!). Adding read scale to RDBMSs is straightforward via replication. But adding write scale? That’s the real trick, and herein lies some of the challenges […]

MySQL Replication Options and their Challenges

Previously we discussed replication for MySQL systems.  In this post we will discuss various MySQL replication options. For MySQL, replication is the primary go-to strategy for high availability (HA) and, to some extent, scale. By providing additional copies of the primary database, a MySQL system using replication can withstand the loss […]

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Tech Talk Series, Part 4 Wrap Up: Achieving High Availability in MySQL

  Last week we presented the final Tech Talk in our Scaling MySQL series titled “How Do You Achieve High Availability in a MySQL Environment?” When discussing high availability, the following questions usually come up first: Do you need it? Why? Great questions. If your system is a transactional one, […]