To address the growing requirements posed by the proliferation of digital devices and platforms, and the resulting need for online transaction processing to be as efficient as possible, Oracle announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.4.
With no single point of failure, MySQL Cluster 7.4 provides greater performance, higher availability, and advanced management capabilities to power demanding telecommunications, web, mobile, and cloud services. According to the company, the new release is significant in that not only improves overall performance but also eases the management burden for DBAs and DevOps teams.
Cluster has had “huge success” in the telco and mobile industry, as well as the mobile gaming industry which similarly finds benefit in its capabilities. As a result, many of the requirements driving the product forward are geared to those workload demands, explained Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL engineering, Oracle. “Scaling on bigger machines, bigger data nodes, being able to manage the high availability capabilities and upgrading the system in a very short time span - those are the key things that we are constantly improving and have improved a lot in this release. It is much faster especially on bigger machines and you can do a rolling upgrade faster.”
The 7.4 release builds upon a series of development milestone releases that have enabled users to preview, test, and provide feedback during the development process.
- Improved workload efficiency for analytics, allowing users to efficiently run application workloads involving complex analytics and ad hoc searches on MySQL Cluster using the same memory-optimized tables that provide sub-millisecond low latency and extreme levels of concurrency for OLTP workloads.
- New geographic redundancy features for high availability across data centers that enable rollback of any conflicting transactions, for full active-active, update-anywhere replication between geographically distant clusters, with applications able to send reads and writes to any site without compromising on consistency.
- Advanced management capabilities for both on-premises and cloud-based deployments features the following improvements, including new reports on distributed memory use and database operations, enabling more effective management; and additional performance tuning options.