Codership Announces Record Numbers with 100K+ downloads of Galera Cluster in 2013

Product innovation and strategic partnerships drive unprecedented user growth

Delivering the future of open source database clusters, Codership announced that 2013 was a record year with over 100,000 downloads of its open source database clustering technology, Galera Cluster.

This achievement is a result of growing adoption within the MySQL user community, boosted by two partner distributions of Galera Cluster: Percona XtraDB and MariaDB Galera Cluster.

The introduction of Galera Cluster 3.0, a milestone which included support for the MySQL database v5.6 as well as for Global Transaction ID (GTID) and WAN, saw Codership take its open source database clustering technology to a new level. Further releases in 2013 strengthened the product and the direction its taking.


This success was recognized earlier this year by two awards:

  • Winner of a RedHerring Top 100 Europe Award
  • Winner of a MySQL Community Award for Best Application of the Year

Galera Cluster for the MySQL database is a true multi-master database cluster based on synchronous replication. Galera Cluster is an easy-to-use, high-availability solution, which provides high system uptime, no data loss and scalability for future growth.

Galera Cluster boasts some of the world’s most advanced clustering features:

  • Synchronous replication
  • Active-active multi-master topology
  • Read and write to any cluster node
  • Automatic membership control, failed nodes drop from the cluster
  • Automatic node joining
  • True parallel replication, on row level
  • Direct client connections, native MySQL look & feel
  • No slave lag
  • No lost transactions
  • Both read and write scalability
  • Smaller client latencies




With the following un-seen benefits

The MySQL Community Awards Panel probably put it the best way: “Galera provides MySQL with synchronous replication, offering a long-time sought-for High Availability solution for the MySQL database. It is fast becoming one of the main technologies everyone is building next-gen businesses around. It is an important part of the renaissance of what’s next for the “MySQL ecosystem”.