Database clustering

Clustering is a useful technique for ensuring servers remain running during an IT failure and suppliers are now building...

Clustering is a useful technique for ensuring servers remain running during an IT failure and suppliers are now building clustering into their database systems. Butler Group reports on how this improves application resilience.

The whole basis on which clustering requirements are founded is the creation of highly scalable and available systems. In general infrastructure terms, clustering of servers is now commonplace, and the requirements in this area are well understood, if not always well implemented. Now attention is shifting towards clustering in specific terms but for the same purpose, and top of most people's agenda comes database clustering. But how does clustering compare to the widely used technique of database mirroring?

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