Yeay, they've finally announced it:

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that it has acquired Alzato, a venture company started by Ericsson in 2000. Alzato develops and markets NDB Cluster, a high availability data management system designed for the telecom/IP environment.
MySQL will integrate NDB Cluster technology into its product offerings as a high availability clustering data management engine for systems that require maximum uptime and real-time performance, such as telecom and network applications and heavy-load Web sites. MySQL AB will offer NDB Cluster technology as part of a future MySQL database version targeted for next year.

From what I've seen of the technology so far, MySQL will have some kick ass clustering. This is most excellent.

Posted by jzawodn at October 14, 2003 07:56 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike Mckay said:

Yuck. I really dislike MySQL. I really do. I'm porting everything from it - the sooner I don't have to have it running on my servers, the better. In fact, I think I'll make some "100% MySQL free" icons I can display on my sites (similar to those 100% Microsoft free icons). Especially considering the FUD they're raising with their license and the GPL.

on October 14, 2003 08:30 PM
# Pedro Melo said:

I really hate this....

I see mysql trying to grow up, but I wont ever be able to use it until they support *basic* stuff like sequences!

It's not that I like sequences that much, but porting SQL from Oracle or Postgres to MySQL is just impossible in some cases. You have to redo a lot of code...

Oh well... I'll stick with Postgres for now, at least I can run (almost) the same SQL between Oracle and Postgres.

(last paragraph, yes, I know sequences work diferently between postgres and oracle, but they are close enough that you can transform sql from one to the other with a simple search and replace).

on October 15, 2003 02:39 AM
# kasia said:

Actually.. there's a way of duplicating sequences in MySQL with autoincremenet..(yes, including accessing the incremented number, just like with Oracle) The only problem with porting Oracle code I had was lack of triggers (and I don't mean for timestamps.. MySQL handles those).

on October 15, 2003 05:11 AM
# Mike Hillyer said:

I for one welcome our new clustering masters... ;)

on October 15, 2003 06:34 AM
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

Good to see MySQL growing up more and more. Better DBMS's can only be a good thing :)

on October 15, 2003 08:02 AM
# Scott Johnson said:

MySQL meets my needs. All of my sites run on it. My clients use Oracle. I like both. It's good to see that MySQL is getting clustering. That can only make my sites better.

on October 15, 2003 10:48 AM
# Michael Kruckenberg said:

This is wonderful news, we regularly have conversations about how we could improve our MySQL backend, the suggestions always come down to a set of hacks. Anxiously awaiting details of how this will be implemented.

Something to stick in the second edition of the book?

on October 15, 2003 11:59 AM
# Stanley Forbes-Winterbottom said:

This is seriously BIG news - if one takes account of the increased scalability of the 2.6 Linux kernel, open source technology is going to make big inroads into the enterprise market.

And the idea of a Linux-hacked Tivo & XBox database cluster is kinda funky too.

on October 17, 2003 07:47 AM
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