New Features Include Foreign Keys, Workload Optimization, Auto Discovery October 5, 2012,
Volume 176, Issue 1
A significant announcement at the recent MySQL Connect Conference concerned the Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL Cluster 7.3, which is available now to the MySQL Community. MySQL Cluster is an open source, write-scalable, real-time, ACID-compliant transactional database for new generation web, cloud, social and mobile applications that now features native support for Foreign Keys. Oracle is also delivering early access to features under development including a new Node.js NoSQL API and a new MySQL Cluster Auto-Installer. With this DMR MySQL Cluster is now Workload Optimized, which means that, on launching the browser-based installer, users can specify the throughput, latency and write-load characteristics of their application. A further new feature is Auto-Discovery, which enables the Installer to automatically discover the underlying resources available from the local and remote servers that will make up the Cluster, including CPU architecture, cores and memory.