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This is possible and we successfully completed an upgrade of a single failover cluster instance to SQL 2012 on a cluster with multiple SQL 2008 failover cluster instances. Perform the upgrade of the instance on the two nodes not hosting the instance first (be sure to select the correct instance when asked as in the screenshot), then finally perform the ...


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"Is MySQL suitable for distributing or cluster databases ?" While you certainly can do manually sharding, the truth is that the most common MySQL cluster technologies are focused in high availability. NDB Cluster is based mainly on a memory database with lots of throughput, but not necessarily low-latency and large datasets. Galera does not support ...


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Take a look at the views of Micheal Stonebraker here - pages 21 and 22. Stonebraker is both an academic and a serious commercial player in the database world (Postgres, Vertica, Informix, VoltDB inter alia). For your particular question, note his views on banking. Stonebraker is and advocate of "NewSQL". NewSQL is a two-pronged approach. For OLTP (banking, ...


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If it's a new deployment then why not upgrade to the latest version of the software? 2014 has many benefits over 2008 and 2012. The install is simple if you have configured windows clusters before. I would recommend windows 2012R2 as clustering is a little easier with features like network teaming and the automatic quorum level settings. One of the hardest ...



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