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Five Ways to Tell You Are Outgrowing MySQL

  • Five Ways to Tell You Are Outgrowing MySQL-

    Frequent downtime

    MySQL databases are built with a single point of failure, meaning if any component - such as drive, motherboard, or memory - fails, the entire database will fail. As a result, you might be experiencing frequent downtime, which can result in loss of revenue. You can use sharding and slaves, but this quickly becomes fragile. A scale-out database keeps multiple copies of your data and provides built-in fault tolerance and continues in a completely operational state even with node and/or disk failures.

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Five Ways to Tell You Are Outgrowing MySQL

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  • Five Ways to Tell You Are Outgrowing MySQL-4

    Frequent downtime

    MySQL databases are built with a single point of failure, meaning if any component - such as drive, motherboard, or memory - fails, the entire database will fail. As a result, you might be experiencing frequent downtime, which can result in loss of revenue. You can use sharding and slaves, but this quickly becomes fragile. A scale-out database keeps multiple copies of your data and provides built-in fault tolerance and continues in a completely operational state even with node and/or disk failures.

The data management landscape is complex and quickly evolving. Nothing underscores this evolution more than the emergence of 'super apps' — or applications that process millions of user interactions per second. Factor in Big Data and the cloud, and it becomes clear that organizations are in need of a new generation of databases that can perform better and scale faster.

If you're unsure of whether or not your organization is ready for a scale-out database, take a look at this slideshow from scale-out SQL startup Clustrix for five signs you may be outgrowing MySQL.