Database/Drivers/MySQL Native/Architecture

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Wrapped Access

The below picture illustrates the current architecture for the existing MySQL driver, where a generic driver (JDBC/ODBC) is wrapped

MySQL Driver architecture - present


  • Note the additional layer consisting of the JDBC/ODBC->SDBC bridge, which introduces additional complexity, and loss of information (as every abstraction layer)
  • The picture is not strictly correct. The applications usually do not work directly on the SDBCX layer, but instead on a layer providing yet more convenience (SDB).

Direct Access

The below picture illustrates the new architecture, where a dedicated C++ driver (Connector/OOo) talks to the MySQL server using the MySQL client library (libmysql)

MySQL Driver architecture - future


  • Currently, the MySQL Client Library is linked to / shipped with the MySQL native driver, thus effectively part of
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