In this blog post, we talk about the basic function and features of the Tungsten Connector.
The Tungsten Connector is an intelligent MySQL proxy that provides key high-availability and read-scaling features. This includes the ability to route MySQL queries by inspecting them in-flight.
Connector Basics Understanding the Two Key Features
The most important function of the Connector is failover handling. When the cluster detects a failed master because the MySQL server port is no longer reachable, the Connectors are signaled and traffic is re-routed to the newly-elected Master node.
Next is the ability to route MySQL read-only queries to a slave (or the master, if no slave is …[Read more]