Our team of MySQL database experts regularly blogs on topics that range from MySQL availability, MySQL replication, multi-master MySQL, and MySQL-aware proxies, all the way through to ‘how to’ content for our solutions: Tungsten Clustering, Tungsten Replicator and Tungsten Proxy.
Keeping a Consistent View of the Cluster
You already know about the Tungsten Connector which is the "secret sauce" that routes your application database traffic to the appropriate MySQL data source of your cluster. Have you ever wondered how the Connector keeps track of the cluster configuration? How it always knows which host is the master (or masters in a Composite Multimaster topology), and which are slaves?