Database Journal
MS SQL Oracle DB2 Access MySQL PostgreSQL Sybase PHP SQL Etc SQL Scripts & Samples Tips Database Forum Rss Feed

» Database Journal Home
» Database Articles
» Database Tutorials
MS Access
SQL Scripts & Samples
» Database Forum
» Slideshows
Free Newsletters:

News Via RSS Feed

Rss Feed

Database Journal |DBA Support |SQLCourse |SQLCourse2

Featured Database Articles

Database News

Posted Feb 9, 2006

Accessing Distributed Data with the Federated Storage Engine

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From MySQL Developer Zone]

It's no secret that corporations are swimming in more data than ever before. IDC has recently pegged data growth at 48% a year, which means that corporate data nearly doubles every two years at many companies. In addition, purchased applications and custom built systems continue to bring in new databases that require attention, and business intelligence remains a red-hot area for modern enterprises with many companies building analytic data warehouses or data marts that continually feed information to key decision makers.

A serious challenge for today's database professional is linking together the many "data islands" that exist in a data center as many databases tend to be siloed on separate servers, which makes it hard to correlate data that is related but marooned on many different physical server islands. This can especially be true of MySQL servers as its tremendous ease-of-use can actually cause data island problems before a DBA knows it. This problem can surface if they have lots of MySQL servers running that have separate but related data that occasionally must be used together as one logical database.

The article continues at http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-federated-storage.html

Database News Archives

Latest Forum Threads
Database News Forum
Topic By Replies Updated
Efficient SQL Server Indexing by Design lcole 0 April 30th, 12:38 PM
Mine Oracle Database, SQL Server and Other Databases with Monarch Data Pump Pro V10.5 lcole 0 April 30th, 12:37 PM
Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware for Private Social Network Application lcole 0 April 30th, 12:31 PM
Oracle Database Maintains a Stronghold in the DBMS Market lcole 0 April 30th, 12:30 PM