MySQL HA / DR / Geo-Scale Competitive Comparison

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Tungsten Cluster Competitive Comparison: MySQL InnoDB Cluster

Find out why Tungsten Cluster is a better and more cost-effective overall MySQL HA /DR /Geo-Scale solution compared to MySQL InnoDB Cluster.

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Tungsten Cluster In a Nutshell

The Tungsten Clustering family of products is the only complete, fully-integrated, fully-tested MySQL HA, DR and geo-clustering solution running on-premises and in the cloud combined with industry-best and fastest, 24/7 support for business-critical MySQL, MariaDB, & Percona Server applications.

Continuous Operations
High Availability
Disaster Recovery
Global Scaling
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Why Choose Tungsten Cluster over MySQL InnoDB Cluster?

Features & Benefits

 
Tungsten Cluster
MySQL InnoDB Cluster
Continuous Operations
4.67
2.67
Zero Downtime Maintenance
Both database, operating system and hardware changes & upgrades
Both database, operating system, and hardware changes & upgrades
High Availability
Automatic failover of primary
Multi-master in use
DR with Active/Passive Cluster
Automated site level switch with one failover command
Must mix replication technologies, involves DIY
DR with Active/Active Cluster
Only requires repointing the apps
Active/Active not supported
DR Failback
Single command, fast
Manual rebuild needed
Backup & Data Recovery
Flexible backups using existing external tools
Flexible backups using existing tools

Support Services

 
Tungsten Cluster
MySQL InnoDB Cluster
24/7 Support
5.00
3.67
24/7 Support
24/7 support with high, near 100% customer satisfaction
24/7 support available, quite expensive at 10k/year per 5+ socket server
Fast Support Reponse Time
The fastest in the industry, averaging less than 3 minutes for Urgent support request.
Goal of 5 minute response for Enterprise support
Support Team Experience
Each member has 20+ years experience on DBA and Site Reliability
Unknown, but must work first with first-line support before being elevate to next tier

Intangibles

 
Tungsten Cluster
MySQL InnoDB Cluster
MySQL Version Support
5.00
3.00
MySQL Community
Fully supported, all versions up to 8.0
5.7+ (8.0 recommended)
MySQL Enterprise
Fully supported, all versions up to 8.0
5.7+ (8.0 recommended)
MariaDB
Fully supported, all versions up to 10.5
Not documented
Percona Server
Fully supported
5.7+ (8.0 recommended)

Use Cases Supported

 
Tungsten Cluster
MySQL InnoDB Cluster
Supported
Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
MySQL Multi-Primary
Supported
Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported

Read the Comparison Blog

Oracle's MySQL InnoDB Cluster versus
Tungsten Clustering for MySQL

We regularly receive requests from MySQL users wanting to understand how MySQL InnoDB Cluster compares to Tungsten Clustering. In response we have come up with this comparative outline, looking at some of the key features of each.

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