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Microsoft Windows is consistently ranked as the top development platform for MySQL, and outranks any individual Linux distribution as the leading platform for MySQL deployments, according to surveys of the MySQL user community.
For Windows customers, the advantages of using MySQL are clear: low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO); broad platform support and ease-of-use.
With the release of MySQL 5.5, Oracle demonstrated the benefits of focused development activity for the Windows platform with significant enhancements in performance and scalability. MySQL delivered over 5x higher throughput than previous MySQL releases on Windows.
Following the certification and support of MySQL with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC), organizations can now safely deploy business-critical applications demanding high levels of availability, powered by the MySQL database.
This whitepaper discusses how Windows Server Failover Clustering with MySQL provides a solution to reduce downtime and guard against data loss, and then steps a user through the processes necessary to configure, provision and run MySQL on a Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster.
By the end of this paper, developers and administrators will be able to deploy business critical applications with MySQL on Windows Server, with the added reassurance of knowing that the solution has been certified and is fully supported.