High Availability solutions for MySQL Replication are either simple to use but introduce a single point of failure or free of pitfalls but complex and hard to use. The Proof-of-Concept sketches a way in the middle. For monitoring a group communication system is embedded into MySQL usng a MySQL plugin which eliminates the monitoring SPOF and is easy to use. Much emphasis is put of the often neglected client side. The PoC shows an architecture in which clients reconfigure themselves dynamically. No client deployment is required.
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