Posted On: Jan 7, 2021

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Java (JDBC) Driver for MySQL is now available in preview. This open source database driver helps applications take advantage of clustered databases, such as Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility, reducing failover times from minutes to seconds.

The driver is based on MySQL Connector/J and is compatible with all MySQL deployments. The driver can be added to applications without any code changes as it is backwards compatible with the latest versions of existing drivers. Support for JDBC driver for PostgreSQL and more programming languages are coming soon.

The AWS JDBC Driver for MySQL uses the General Public License v2. To get started, visit the driver’s GitHub project page. You can use the GitHub project to download the driver, file issues, view the roadmap, and open feature requests.