As Tomas announced in his keynote at MySQL Connect 2013, we are
working on a brand new product called MySQL Fabric. Along with
this release of MySQL Fabric, we are releasing Connector/J 5.1.26
with Fabric support on labs.mysql.com. This is an alpha-quality
release that adds support for scalability features in MySQL
Fabric. Sharding and read/write splitting are the initial
features supported by Connector/J.
In a setup involving read/write splitting or customized sharding, we generally have to duplicate knowledge of this configuration in the client applications. This is done in connection strings specified in configuration files or directly in code. With …