On July 20th, 2021, we’ve celebrated the release of MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0.26. MySQL NDB Cluster (or NDB for short) is part of the MySQL family of open-source products providing an in-memory, distributed, shared-nothing, high-availability storage engine usable on its own or with MySQL servers as front-ends. For the complete…


… an expedition to uncover (and fix) database performance issues!

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One of the worse things that can happen when upgrading to a newer database version is discovering that the performance is not as good as before. Despite the effort put into gate-keeping MySQL NDB Cluster’s strict performance requirements, one of…


MySQL Cluster is an open-source distributed in-memory database. It combines linear scalability with high availability, providing in-memory real-time access with transactional consistency across partitioned and distributed datasets. It was developed to support scenarios requiring high-availability (99.999% or more) and predictable query time. Testing such a system is achieved via many…


The first four steps on how to start a Software Quality Team for MySQL Cluster from ground up

On June 2018, the first ever re-organization of the Oracle MySQL Cluster group occurred. As in other companies, there’s a moment when a larger group is broken down into smaller teams each…

Tiago L. Alves

Software Engineer @ DataStax

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