This C Extension is an optional, an alternative to the pure Python MySQL Client protocol implementation. One of the reasons to implement it was to improve performance in some situations, for example, when huge result sets are returned. Pure Python is still default, if C Extension is not available.
The following post will get your through downloading and installing the MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.0 labs release.
- Windows users out of luck; the labs release only compiles on Linux, OSX and other …