> Even more: If Labs replication isn't bound by
> tradition, it would be *very* nice not to fragment the data
> according to the different WMF clusters, plus Commons or
> not, plus (separate) user databases or not, but have one
> cluster where users can join as logic suggests. As Toolser-
> ver merges Commons onto other clusters already, this seems
> to be possible with MySQL.
It's possible, you just need bigger servers which
can hold all dbs.
(plus some master/slave replication for user tables)
I suppose it will use the same clusters as WMF. After
all, there's a
reason the WMF clusters needed to be splitted.
Sure, but tools outside production probably don't need that
extra millisecond those clusters are aiming for. Take the
Analytics Team for example: They happily consider different
tools because they have different goals.