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ClustrixDB nResiliency: MySQL HA Replacement

High Availability and MySQL

High availability, fault tolerance, and multi-node failures are familiar concerns for the MySQL DBA. ClustrixDB could not be a MySQL HA replacement without addressing these issues.

ClustrixDB: A Better MySQL HA Choice

The patented ClustrixDB nResiliency technology allows you to prepare your Clustrix cluster to be fault tolerant up to n number of nodes by simply setting a parameter. The Clustrix Rebalancer will optimize the database setup and data distribution to accommodate a catastrophic failure of a set number of nodes, and in the event a failure of that magnitude occurs, will gracefully handle and replace the failed nodes while maintaining availability. ClustrixDB is a better MySQL HA alternative.

Automatic High Availability

By nature, the cloud is a moving substrate to rest your data, so we built ClustrixDB to automatically accommodate for this, and protect your data availability — always ensuring there are at least two copies of your data, even with a node outage. No intervention is needed, the system is designed to work this way for you. This is quite the difference from other systems, which would typically need some level of administrator intervention to promote a read slave, and likely incur some level of lag and inconsistency from the previous master’s transactional state. Much easier to manage than with MySQL HA.

Transparent High Availability

ClustrixDB nResiliency is the first in the market to offer complete confidence that your valuable data is safe and continuously available should two or more servers (nodes) fail at the same time. ClustrixDB then automatically generates the number of data replicas (and Paxos Acceptors) necessary to successfully recover, in the event of multi-node failure. And since data locality is all transparent and optimized for developers already, you get MySQL HA but with no application changes are ever necessary— even in the case of multi-node failures.

Metro Area Clusters

ClustrixDB can deploy a single database across multiple data centers, AWS Availability Zones (AZ) and other cloud providers for scale without sacrificing availability or data integrity no replication or master/slave configurations. It automatically stays online and keeps the data consistent during a complete zone failure without the DBA or application doing anything. ClustrixDB enables each node to read-write, regardless of its' zone, so data stays consistent across nodes, clusters and zones. And with multiple read-write nodes in each zone you get better performance and lower latency than with single write-nodes in each zone. 

Configurable Multi-Node Fault Tolerance

ClustrixDB’s nResiliency feature provides the ability to define the the number of nodes in the cluster that can become unavailable simultaneously while ensuring continuous database availability. The number of server redundancy is a factor of cluster size and Paxos ‘split-brain’ math. The maximum number of redundancy is ‘number of cluster nodes’ divided by two, and minus 1. See the figure below and you see that ClustrixDB delivers as much or more than MySQL HA.


Can be used to architect your system for a variety of fault tolerance requirements:

  • Set MAX_FAILURES at a high number for their high-value data that are necessary to keep mission-critical applications running in the event of simultaneous failures
  • Set MAX_FAILURES at a mid-range number for high volume data that are not required to have multiple levels of redundancy
  • Set MAX_FAILURES at a low number for high-throughput, ‘fast-lane’ data which can be easily replaced
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Disaster Recovery (DR) with MySQL HA Capabilities

ClustrixDB fully supports MySQL replication, parallelizing it via our patented technology. ClustrixDB supports master/slave, master/master, active/passive, and active/active replication between clusters. ClustrixDB can support MySQL slaves, as well as be a slave to a MySQL master — very helpful with MySQL HA.

ClustrixDB clusters can be deployed across geographical regions with asynchronous replication. For disaster recovery Clustrix offers fast parallel backup, streaming directly from each server, resulting in up to 10x faster than an equivalent MySQL backup.

When you are looking for high availability, fault tolerance and insurance against a multi-node failure, the ClustrixDB MySQL replacement delivers.

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A New Approach to
Scale-Out RDBMS

ClustrixDB's shared-nothing architecture provides an entirely new approach to scale-out RDBMS and query resolution.

How ClustrixDB RDBMS Scales Writes & Reads

ClustrixDB achieves near-linear scaling of both write and read queries with full ACID compliance by ‘bringing the query to the data.’ 

Why Traditional SQL Databases Fail to Scale Writes & Read Effectively

Is traditional SQL database scaling an issue? Yes, but answering this question requires a more thoughtful discussion. 

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