Geo redundant OSS database
jon at endpoint.com
Fri Jan 20 09:20:55 MST 2012
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Bryan Sant wrote:
> Has anyone had any experience working with PostgreSQL or MySQL in a geo
> redundant configuration (replication/clustering)? I see that MySQL has
> MySQL Cluster (http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/)--which is their
> "Carrier Grade" offering. Looks compelling. I know that PostgreSQL (>=
> version 9) has clustering as well, but I'm not sure how feature complete
> it is. I'm interested in any insights you might have.
PostgreSQL 9 has solid master/slave replication. It's "feature complete"
for the features I've seen people need for master/slave.
If you need to use older PostgreSQL 9 there are several add-ons that will
do that too, including Slony and Bucardo.
Bucardo (which one of my co-workers wrote) supports master/master
replication too, which we've used to span datacenters:
I haven't used MySQL's replication myself in the last couple of years, but
it was terribly buggy last time I did, and by contrast PostgreSQL has
always been very reliable.
End Point Corporation
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