The first preview release of MySQL Group Replication, a MySQL plugin that brings multi-master update everywhere to MySQL, is available on labs. This plugin ties together concepts and technologies from distributed systems, such as group communication, with traditional database replication. The ultimate result is a seamlessly distributed and replicated database over a set of MySQL servers cooperating together to keep the replicated state strongly consistent.
Before diving into the details of MySQL Group Replication, lets first introduce some background concepts and an overview of how things work. These will …[Read more...]