MariaDB Connector/J has evolved a lot during the year. In this post I will talk about the failover capabilities in the connector and give some guidance on how to use them in some certain cases. One other important new feature that I’ll cover in a later article is the fact that MariaDB Connector/J can do load balancing over several servers now as well.
To start off with we’ll need the connector itself. Do either of the following to get version 1.2.3 of MariaDB Connector/J which is the newest stable version as of writing:
- Download the binary from https://mariadb.com/my_portal/download (requires login) .