As part of MySQL Cluster 7.0, an existing white paper has been brought up to date and extended. If you’re considering evaluating MySQL Cluster or are in the process of an evaluation then I’d strongly recommend reading this paper. Even if you haven’t got that far in your database evaluation, it’s worth taking a look as it describes both where the database excels and situations where it may be less suitable or where extra attention would be needed.
The purpose of the guide is to present several key points to consider during the planning and execution of an evaluation of MySQL Cluster and MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition. This will enable you to efficiently evaluate MySQL Cluster and determine if it is the right choice for your new project, or database migration for an existing application.
One of the enhancements made in the new version is a trouble shooting section that describes the errors you may see when ramping up the size or transaction rates for your database and what to do to remove them.