Markus Schiltknecht wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >> The heading "Multi-Master Replication Using Clustering" doesn't make
> >> sense to me. Clustering is bunching more than host together to achieve
> >> a common goal. Thus multimaster replication may be a way to achieve
> >> clustering, but clustering is not a way to achieve multimaster
> >> replication. I don't actually see clustering defined in the
> >> documentation. Can someone explain the categorization?
> AFAICS, clustering seems to have no clear definition within database
OK, new title is "Synchonous Multi-Master Replication", and the next
heading is "Asynchronous Multi-Master Replication".
> > I used the term clustering to mean that the servers work closely
> > together. This is not as true with the other items on the page that are
> > not clustering.
> Why not simply call in "Multi Master Replication"? That implies
> clustering, doesn't it?
Well, not really because of the async multi-master that is the next
> Perhaps you meant a Shared Nothing Cluster by referring to clustering?
> Such a definition would make more sense.
> BTW, I'm slowly beginning to accept that you don't want to mix
> "Statement-Based Replication Middleware" with "Multi Master
> Replication". ;-)
OK, are they mixed now?
> >> (FWIW, I think "Clustering For Parallel Query Execution" later in the
> >> list is an appropriate use of the term.)
> That reminds me of the requirement of having Multi Master Replication in
> place to do Parallel Query Execution. Sync Multi Master Replication
> being better, while Async Multi Master Replication obviously leads to
> inconsistent responses, when queried in parallel. That may be acceptable
> in certain situations.
OK, I think we have that covered now.
> Again, IMHO, "Parallel Query Execution" says everything. The word
> 'Clustering' does not help, because it's not defined nor commonly used
> in any helpful way (probably besides marketing).
OK, new title is Multi-Server Parallel Query Execution. If I have just
"Parallel Query Execution", it could be multi-process parallel
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