Chapter 16. MySQL Cluster
MySQL Cluster is a high-availability, high-redundancy version of
MySQL adapted for the distributed computing environment. It uses the
NDB Cluster storage engine to enable running
several MySQL servers in a cluster. This storage engine is available
in MySQL 5.1 binary releases and in RPMs compatible
with most modern Linux distributions.
The operating systems on which MySQL Cluster is currently available
are Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris. (Some users have reported success
with running MySQL Cluster on FreeBSD, although this is not yet
officially supported by MySQL AB.) We are working to make Cluster
run on all operating systems supported by MySQL, including Windows,
and will update this page as new platforms are supported.
This chapter represents a work in progress, and its contents are
subject to revision as MySQL Cluster continues to evolve. Additional
information regarding MySQL Cluster can be found on the MySQL AB Web
site at http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/.