Grid-Savvy MySQL Aims for the Enterprise

April 12, 2004

MySQL AB looks to guide its open-source database deeper into the enterprise with new clustering capabilities and features to boost operational performance and scale.

But some database administrators say that while feature enhancements will make MySQL's namesake DBMS appealing to more enterprises, the Uppsala, Sweden, company also has to straighten out its licensing structure.

This week at its MySQL Users Conference in Orlando, Fla., MySQL will launch MySQL Cluster. The main-memory database technology supports high-volume distributed enterprise applications, and it provides automatic failover and data replication across multiple nodes, according to MySQL officials.

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