This tutorial covers all parallel replication implementation in MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1 and MySQL 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0 (including how it works in Group Replication).
MySQL and MariaDB have different types of parallel replication. In this tutorial, we present the different implementations that allow us to understand their limitations and tuning parameters. We cover how to make parallel replication faster and what to avoid for maximizing its benefits. We also present tests from Booking.com workloads.
Some of the subjects that are covered are group commit and optimistic parallel replication in MariaDB, the parallelism interval of MySQL and its Write Set optimization, and the ?slowing down the master to speed up the slave? optimization.
After this tutorial, you will know everything you need to implement and tune parallel replication in your environment. But more importantly, we will show how you can test parallel replication benefit in a non-disruptive way before deployment.