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17.1.4 What is New in MySQL Cluster

In this section, we discuss changes in the implementation of MySQL Cluster in MySQL 5.0 as compared to MySQL 4.1.

There are relatively few changes between the NDB storage engine implementations in MySQL 4.1 and in 5.0, so the upgrade path should be relatively quick and painless.

All significantly new features being developed for MySQL Cluster are going into the MySQL Cluster NDB 7.x trees. For information on changes in the Cluster implementations in MySQL versions 5.1 and later, see MySQL Cluster Development History.

MySQL Cluster in MySQL 5.0 contains a number of features added since MySQL 4.1 that are likely to be of interest: