The software, MySQL Cluster, is based on software called NDB Cluster that telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson developed then sold to MySQL in October. MySQL plans to announce the new version at its MySQL User Conference from April 14 to 16, said Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for the Swedish company.
So-called "high-availability" software--which can apply to databases, operating systems, application servers and other packages--works by monitoring multiple versions on a network. If one instance fails, another takes over in a process called "failover."
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