"A lot more people can use Fabric. You don't have to be as knowledgeable about using these things," Ulin said.
Oracle also offers a slightly different version of MySQL, called MySQL Cluster, that was also built with high-availability and scaling-out capabilities. The syntax for using MySQL Cluster is not the same as MySQL itself.
MySQL Cluster still possesses a number of unique advantages over MySQL Fabric, Ulin said. Most notably, it offers much faster failover times, necessary for some of latency-sensitive industries, such as telecommunications. It also comes with a two-phased commit, which ensures that a transaction is fully recognized by all the database servers in a cluster or distributed system.
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