Galera Cluster for MySQL vs MySQL (NDB) Cluster: A High Level Comparison

Alex Yu
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Galera Cluster for MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster and MariaDB Cluster (the three “flavours” of Galera Cluster) use the Galera WSREP libraries to deal with synchronous replication. MySQL Cluster is the official clustering solution from Oracle, while Galera Cluster for MySQL is establishing itself as the de-facto clustering solution in the wider MySQL ecosystem. This webinar looks at all these alternatives and presents an unbiased view on their strengths/weaknesses and the use cases that fit each alternative


  • MySQL Cluster architecture: strengths and limitations
  • Galera Architecture: strengths and limitations
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Data migration
  • Read and write workloads (Optimistic/pessimistic locking)
  • WAN/Geographical replication
  • Schema changes
  • Management and monitoring
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