In this session we present OpenLDAP/back-ndb which gives an LDAP interface to MySQL Cluster. We will look at how the LDAP model is realized in MySQL Cluster and how to get started using LDAP.
Using Cluster as the LDAP backend makes it very easy to scale out an LDAP solution. Instead of using replication you can scale by adding more LDAP servers in front of the Cluster.
Other benefits with LDAP on MySQL Cluster is that the data can be accessed in many different ways: SQL, LDAP, mod-ndb, NDBAPI etc etc! Simultaneously!
This makes Cluster a powerful platform for converging different data sources.
Johan Andersson is a Senior Manager with Sun/MySQL and leads a Cluster Practice with a focus on High Availability and High Performance Clustering. Johan has coordinated the design and implementation of many large-scale database clusters on behalf of clients in a number of industries, including telecomms and high availability e-commerce systems. Johan has a background in high performance computing, and previously, he worked at Ericsson with the development of real-time main-memory databases for the telecom market.
Howard Chu joined the OpenLDAP Project in 1999 and is now the Chief Architect of the Project. He is also CTO and a Founder of Symas Corporation, the company that has driven the majority of recent development in OpenLDAP.
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