Achieving Extreme Availability: An Introduction to Active-Active Replication with MIMIX Availability

As tolerance for downtime moves toward zero for certain industries, a paradigm shift is required to achieve extreme high availability objectives. This white paper explores the use of Active-Active replication with MIMIX Availability to virtually eliminate downtime and balance workloads.  A clear understanding of the fundamental differences between traditional, positional replication and the keyed replication required for Active-Active environments is provided. Considerations for detecting and resolving the database collisions that may occur in an Active-Active configuration are discussed, and the steps toward building a solid collision resolution strategy are detailed.