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MySQL by Robert D. Schneider

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V. Distributed Computing

16 Optimal Replication

17 Optimal Clustering

In the next two chapters, you survey MySQL’s essential capabilities that allow you to distribute your database processing load among multiple servers.

To begin, you delve into MySQL’s easy-to-implement, yet powerful replication functionality. After reviewing how to coax the most possible speed out of this technology, you discover the dramatic performance benefits possible by employing MySQL’s clustering facilities.

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