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MySQL InnoDB Cluster: is the router a single point of failure ?

As you know, MySQL InnoDB Cluster is composed of 3 elements: a group replication cluster of at least 3 servers the MySQL Shell used to manage the cluster the MySQL Router that send the traffic from the application server(s) to the cluster When presenting the solution in conferences, one the main question is Where should I put the router ? … Read More


MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Compatibility Matrix

Recently during my several talks and trips to meet the MySQL Community and MySQL InnoDB Cluster, I realized that some important message was missing. I got a lot of questions about which version of Router or Shell people should use. There is some confusion about which version to use, it seems that people thinks they should use MySQL Shell 1.0.x … Read More


Migrating to MySQL 8.0 without breaking old application

Recently I blogged about the new default authentication plugin in MySQL 8.0 and I got some comments complaining that this new authentication plugin is breaking half of applications. So first of all, if you are using an old connector or a connector (like the one for Go) not yet supporting caching_sha2_passwordas authentication plugin, you are still able to use the old … Read More


From MySQL 5.6 partitioning to 5.7 and beyond

As you may already know,  since MySQL 5.7.17, the generic partitioning handler in the MySQL server is deprecated, and is completely removed in MySQL 8.0. So now, in MySQL 5.7, the storage engine used for a given table is expected to provide its own (“native”) partitioning handler. Currently, only the InnoDB and NDB storage engines do. MySQL 5.7 supports generic … Read More


MySQL Group Replication: read your own write across the group

Today is my last day in Asia (China and Taiwan), and between the sessions I had the time to code a small proof-of-concept for people that are asking how they could read their writes on all nodes and ensure the read consistency with their last write ? The usual (and easier) answer to this particular question is to read on … Read More


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