It's been almost a year now since the initial release of MySQL Fabric. It is maturing and reached a GA state earlier this year as part of MySQL Utilities 1.4. Developers and architects are evaluating it for their applications, learning the capabilities of the system, and providing feedback for future features and usability enhancements. Connector/J has supported Fabric from the very beginning and continues to support the latest features. This blog post is an introductory level guide to using Fabric for high-availability from Java applications. Sharding features and Java APIs will be covered in a later post. The commands shown and feature descriptions are current for Fabric 1.5.1. In addition, Connector/J 5.1.32 and later support only Fabric 1.5 due to communication protocol differences from Fabric 1.4.
High-availability is a core concept in Fabric and is[Read more...]