Posted On: Mar 2, 2022

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Java (JDBC) Driver for MySQL is now generally available for use with your Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora MySQL-compatible edition database clusters. This database driver minimizes failover time by monitoring database cluster status and caching the cluster’s topology. The cache is then used to improve DNS name resolution speed if a node fails, reducing failover time from minutes to seconds.

The MySQL JDBC driver is based on the MySQL Connector/J and supports MySQL deployments. It is drop-in compatible with the community MySQL driver and is installed with Maven, Gradle, or by .jar file. After installing the required file, your client requires simple changes to the connection string to use the new driver.

The AWS JDBC Driver for MySQL is an open-source project that uses the General Public License v2. Visit the project in GitHub to download the driver, file issues, view the project roadmap, and open feature requests.