Guide to Scaling Web Databases with MySQL Cluster

9 of the top 10 most trafficked web properties on the planet including Facebook, Google, YouTube and Yahoo power their sites using MySQL. This provides unique insight into the challenges of scaling web databases, which in turn has driven the development of MySQL Cluster, integrating key technologies to enable the scaling of rapidly growing, write-intensive web databases, including:

  • Auto-sharding for write-scalability;
  • SQL and NoSQL interfaces;
  • Real-time responsiveness;
  • Active / active geographic replication;
  • Online scaling and schema upgrades;
  • 99.999% availability.

This Guide explores the technology that enables MySQL Cluster to deliver web-scale performance with carrier-grade availability, and provides the resources to get you started in building your next successful web service.