Within the MySQL team, we’re extremely excited about Group Replication! More and more of our users are also starting to become aware of this exciting feature–which offers native (virtually) synchronous replication with support for multi-master or active/active update-anywhere replication clusters. Our developers and users alike are eager to see easy, native HA come to MySQL!
Moving beyond the general descriptions of Group Replication, however, many people wonder about how things will work, look, and feel. So I wanted to share a presentation that offers a quick general overview of the new feature. This presentation is based on Tiago’s recent presentation given at FOSDEM (Tiago is one of the leading developers on the MySQL GCS or Group Communication System):
If you’re interested in more details, I would encourage you to check out the other blog posts that go into greater detail:
- Getting Started
- Transaction Lifecycle
- Automated Recovery and later enhancements
- Auto-Increment Handling
- Group Consensus
- Windows Support
Please let us know your thoughts! Any feedback is very valuable to us. You can reach out to me via the comments here or directly via Twitter or email. I’d love to discuss your use cases and feature requests. If you encounter anything that you feel is a bug, it would be extremely helpful if you can file a bug report for us to properly track and address.
As always, THANK YOU for using MySQL! I look forward to getting your feedback.