As discussed in this previous article about MySQL NDB Cluster overview, it is built on the NDBCLUSTER storage engine for MySQL and provides high availability and scalability. This article explains installation of MySQL NDB Cluster on Linux environment. The detailed documentation is available at the official MySQL Developer Documentation page.
Open Source database management systems are increasing their market share dramatically over the last couple of years. Market Experts like Gartner are predicting a market shift from commercial, closed-source DBMSs to Open Source DBMSs in the coming years. According to Gartner, by 2018, more than 70 percent of in-house deployments will be on open source DMBSs and 50 percent of existing RDBMS deployments will have been converted or start the process.
How significant is the IT Architecture for your business
Every organization, SMBs to Enterprises, relies upon their IT architecture for running the business, its workflows, planning, processes, policies, principles, operations, services, projects and to fulfill their obligation towards value proposition. It is not merely the data storage and management system, as existed till the late 80’s but incorporates the complete domain of business management as of now. Right from the aim, planning, policies and principles, the IT architecture starts to play a significant and profound role in the organization’s existence, operations and development.
The “Shared Nothing” Architecture and Database Sharding
It is a distributed computing architecture with interconnected, but independent computing nodes with their own memory and disk storage that are not shared. Compared to a centralized controller based distributed architecture, the SN architecture eliminates presence of a “single point of failure”. An SN architecture offers great scalability by adding as many nodes as wanted. The data is distributed or partitioned among the different nodes that run on separate machines. To respond to user’s queries, some kind of coordination protocol is being used. This is also called database sharding, where the data is horizontally partitioned. A database shard that contains a partition will be holding on a separate database server instance to spread load and to eliminate failures. In horizontal partitioning, table rows are separated, rather than as columns in vertical partitioning or normalization. Each data set will be part of the shard that is distributed across different database servers and also at different physical locations, if needed.
In MariaDB both logical and physical backups are possible. Logical backups are made up of SQL statements that actually performed CREATE, SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, etc. operations on the database and Physical backups are copying the data and index files that store the table information including structure and data. While logical backups are highly portable, physical backups are less portable and compatible between not only different hardware, OS, etc. but also between different storage engines of the same DBMS. This is due to the difference in file structure used by different intra-database storage engines and between different OS, hardware, drivers etc.Read more
For organizations, small to large, database plays a major role in their IT infrastructure as well as in storing and maintaining the invaluable data assets. These data comprises of the company’s own data plus project data that has high significance in terms of business values. Data makes a company or organization, a working business, and hence it is the biggest asset an organization is expected to take care of, in maintaining the integrity and security of the business itself. Database plays a major role in managing this data, since it is the data warehouse that gives data the capabilities to make the business run, through efficient data storage, maintenance, accessibility, retrieval and security. The DBMS – Database Management System, is a software application that uses hardware and networking for representing, storing, managing, maintaining, serving and securing data – the life energy of any business.
This article discusses some important points organizations need to seriously consider pertaining to their database needs and requirements.
MariaDB is an open source RDBMS released under GPL License. Currently there are millions of MariaDB installations across the world. MariaDB’s popularity is due to its speed, security and scalability and capability to handle massive data sets. This article discusses about basic to intermediate MariaDB Administration tasks. More details are available at the MariaDB official knowledgebase.Read more
Galera Cluster for MySQL is a MySQL multi-master cluster setup that uses the Galera Replication Plugin. The replication is synchronous so that any changes happened at any one master node is immediately replicated to other master nodes as broadcasted transaction commits. This synchronization provides high-availability, high up-time and scalability. All master nodes in the cluster are available both READS/WRITES. The Galera Replication Plugin provides automatic node control to implement dropping of failed nodes from the cluster and rejoining recovered nodes back to the cluster. This prevents data loss and clients can connect to any node, as decided by the Replication Load Balancer. Since changes are synchronized between all nodes, unlike conventional replication, there is no slave lag, lost transactions and client latencies are kept at a minimum level.
About DrawCoin Creative
is an online multi player game provider that has a vast community of gamers and reviewers spread across the globe. Their CityBuilding multi player game has high requirements for solid, robust and scalable computing and data storage facilities. Since the gamers are from different geographic regions, DrawCoin Creative needed highly distributed clusters of computing and data management nodes. Since their community is expanding they were looking for a highly scalable and fast infrastructure to implement.Read more