What is Peer-to-Peer Replication?

 Posted by Niladri.Biswas on 12/12/2012 | Category: Others Interview questions | Views: 1376 | Points: 40

Master-slave replication helps with read scalability but doesn’t help with scalability of writes. It provides resilience against failure of a slave, but not of a master. Essentially, the master is still a bottleneck and a single point of failure. Peer-to-peer replication attacks these problems by not having a master. All the replicas have equal weight, they can all accept writes, and the loss of any of them doesn’t prevent access to the data store.With a peer-to-peer replication cluster, we can ride over node failures without losing access to data. Furthermore, we can easily add nodes to improve the performance.

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