As described in “Batching – improving MySQL Cluster performance when using the NDB API“, reducing the number of times the application node has to access the data nodes can greatly improve performance and reduce latency. That article focussed on setting up multiple operatations (as part of a single transaction) and then executing them as a single batch sent by the NDB API library to the data nodes.
The purpose of this entry is to show how a single NDB API operation can access multiple rows from a table with a single index lookup. It goes on to explain the signifficance of this both now and in the future (much faster joins using SQL for MySQL Cluster tables).
There are several operation types to cover table scans and index lookups (refer to the “ …[Read more]