Mysql NDBC Cluster Question Are these statements still true about MySQL Cluster NDB storage engine

I am considering setting up a NDB storage engine environment
Are the following statements still true since 2009?

Database size limited to available memory
no text or blob datatypes
No fulltext indexes
no temporary tables
Only read committed transactions
No Durability of committed transactions
No foreign keys supported
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I looked but that page seems old. What I really need is confirmation that
the 7.0 and 7.1 versions of NDB/ MYSQL Clustering have or have not improved on the above limitations..  I was hoping someone could point me in the best direction in better understanding the confirgurations of MySQL with respect to NDB. So far my research has led me to believe that
this technology or storage engine is not stand alone and is used in read only capacity as
is indicated. Perhaps none of these limitations have been lifted but not having text searching
capability is a huge limitation from my perspective as would be foreign keys.
So this storage engine would be used most likely to provide read only data access and limitted access at that in a more in memory replicated state to avoid failures of data access. Would I be correct in that assessment?
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Isn't MySQL at Version 5.5 now?
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
does no one know  the current changes going on in NDBCLUSTER?
By the way are NDB and NDBCLUSTER the same STORAGE ENGINE? or are they different??
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
This question has not been answered. It appears MariaDB may be the solution I have been looking for. More research is needed but it has a lot going for it. I a begining to see reason for MySQL to switch to MariaDB code in the future....
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Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
A basic link - Not exactly comprehensive to the question.
I think frankly that the newer MySQL derrivations may have solved many of the limitations. More research is necessary:
MariaDB and Percona MySQL derivatives may provide many fixes to the limitations of
MySQL Cluster. More research is necessary
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