On paper, NDB (Network DataBase, the name of the storage engine of MySQL Cluster), is a fantastic solution for applications that require high availability and high performance. Many users have been intrigued by this paradigm and they decided to use NDB, but very quickly they have discarded it, or even worse they have found out that they could not achieve the desired performance or level of availability.
NDB is a complex storage engine and it is not general purpose, therefore users and developers should consider to migrate, for example, from a storage engine like InnoDB to NDB very carefully. NDB requires lots of attentions and the applications should be designed with NDB in mind.
In this presentation we will analyse and compare strengths and weaknesses of NDB against InnoDB. We will also see when it makes sense to use NDB in practical terms and how it is possible to implement a successful solution around it.
Ivan has worked in the IT industry for 25 years covering different roles, such as CTO and Chief Architect, and establishing various companies in Europe.
Ivan has joined MySQL in 2005 as Sales Engineer and he is now responsible for the Field Services team in Europe at SkySQL.
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