"Interesting" was probably the most overused word at the MySQL Conference that just ended yesterday. Everyone is waiting to find out more about the Oracle acquisition of Sun. As a community we need to find some synonyms or things will become very tiresome. Personally I vote for intriguing.
In December 2007 Werner Vogels posted a blog article entitled Eventual Consistency, since updated with a new article entitled Eventually Consistent - Revisited. In a nutshell it described how to scale databases horizontally across nodes by systematically trading off availability, strict data consistency, and partition resilience as defined by the CAP theorem. According to CAP, you can only have two of three of these properties at any one time. The route to highly available and performant databases, according to Vogels, is eventual consistency in which distributed database contents at some point converge to a single value but [Read more...]
SQL proxies have been very much in the news lately, especially for open source databases. MySQL Proxy and PG-Pool are just two examples. Here is another proxy you should look at: Myosotis.
Myosotis is a 'native-client' to JDBC proxy for MySQL and PostgreSQL clients. We originally developed it to allow clients to attach to our Java-based middleware clusters without using a JDBC driver. Myosotis parses the native wire protocol request from the client, issues a corresponding JDBC call, and returns the results back to the client. As you can probably infer, it's written in Java. "Myosotis" incidentally is the scientific name for "Forget-Me-Not," a humble but [Read more...]
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