Database Dilemma... Please help.

Barry Roberts blr at
Fri Apr 7 21:07:05 MDT 2006

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 05:33:14PM -0600, Sasha Pachev wrote:
> MySQL can cluster with regular tables, although not automagically. You need 
> to write your application code with multiple servers in mind, which is not 
> that hard to do from the start, but near impossible if you already have an 
> application not built for it. However, if you do not have an application 
> yet, this should not be a problem.

But isn't that still just replication?  If it is, it's still a LONG
way from Oracle RAC.  Which with 10.2 might finally be reliable.  I've
used Oracle for too long to be a big fan, but I've never seen anything
for MySQL or PostgreSQL that comes close, even if RAC does have its
flaky moments.


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