[HyperDB] WP 2.7 testing?

Jed Barish jed at deafnation.com
Wed Feb 25 18:19:32 GMT 2009

my main concern is that MultiDB has not been working well with Buddypress
yet. I havent got any responses from Buddypress users with HyperDB too.
Can you guys confirm either of them worked well with Buddypress as of today?


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Callum Macdonald <lists.automattic.com@
callum-macdonald.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 00:02 -0800, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> > Callum Macdonald wrote:
> > > I'm a MultiDB developer so I'm also biased, I think it's more
> > > appropriate for a mid-size site. I think HyperDB is better for wp.com
> > > type scale, but for the "average" WPMU site, I think MultiDB has an
> > > edge.
> >
> > What exactly does it do that HyperDB doesn't?
> I'm adding a feature to MultiDB that checks for existing connections at
> the same priority and uses them if available. Both classes spread
> queries at random between servers at the same priority level. Good
> practice, but for an individual request, I think it makes sense to reuse
> an existing connection if it already exists.
> The method that maps a blog to a dataset is simpler in MultiDB. It can
> be easily overwritten if a user wants to use their own custom method.
> This is probably true of HyperDB also, but I think HyperDB's addition of
> hashes makes it a little more complicated. Both an advantage and a
> disadvantage I think.
> MultiDB comes with tools to create multiple databases (16/256/4096) and
> create the config files automatically. I think that's a big help for new
> users.
> I was able to install MultiDB in about an hour whereas I'm not clear on
> the process with HyperDB. I understand the steps to install, but how
> blogs are split between servers, etc is not clear to me from the
> documentation. I haven't read the code in sufficient detail to fully
> understand it.
> Cheers - Callum.
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