Monday, June 9, 2008

Sun and MySQL: How It Stacks Up for Developers

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Sun and MySQL: How It Stacks Up for Developers

MySQL and the Sun Software Stack
Scale-out Capabilities

Figure 1 illustrates the scale-out architecture.

Scale-out Architecture
Storage Engine Architecture
Storage Engine Architecture
High Availability

To increase availability, customers can add storage area network (SAN)
technology or Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD), a Linux kernel
module from LINBIT that distributes
block device replication across the network. The highest availability
— "five nines," or 99.999 percent — is provided by MySQL
Cluster, which performs synchronous replication between data nodes,
automatic failover, and replication between clusters.

The ability of MySQL to provide the highest levels of performance for the
most heavily trafficked sites, combined with its ease of use in product development,
helps account for its broad popularity.

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