[development] Re: enterprise needs

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Mon Feb 27 13:34:32 UTC 2006

Karoly Negyesi wrote:
>> 2. Performance.  You can use MySQL's replication functionality to 
>> scale  your database layer.  You can use it to distribute the workload 
>> among  multiple database servers that are exact copies of one another 
>> (load  balancing).
> Now, MySQL 5 has NDB engine (mysql cluster) which I found promising by  
> reading about it but have not tested it yet much less with Drupal. Anyone?

Looks nice, but requires the entire DB to be held in RAM.

Which rather limits its applications :)


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