Preface and Legal Notices

This is the MySQL Cluster API Developer Guide, which provides information about developing applications using MySQL Cluster as a data store. Application interfaces covered in this Guide include the low-level C++-language NDB API for the MySQL NDB storage engine, the C-language MGM API for communicating with and controlling MySQL Cluster management servers, and the MySQL Cluster Connector for Java, which is a collection of Java APIs introduced in MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1 for writing applications against MySQL Cluster, including JDBC, JPA, and ClusterJ.

MySQL Cluster NDB 7.2 also provides support for the Memcache API; for more information, see Chapter 6, ndbmemcache—Memcache API for MySQL Cluster.

MySQL Cluster NDB 7.3 also provides support for applications written using Node.js. See Chapter 5, MySQL NoSQL Connector for JavaScript, for more information.

This Guide includes concepts, terminology, class and function references, practical examples, common problems, and tips for using these APIs in applications. It also contains information about NDB internals that may be of interest to developers working with NDB, such as communication protocols employed between nodes, file systems used by management nodes and data nodes, error messages, and debugging (DUMP) commands in the management client.

The information presented in this guide is current for MySQL Cluster NDB 6.3, MySQL Cluster NDB 7.0, MySQL Cluster NDB 7.1, MySQL Cluster NDB 7.2, and later MySQL Cluster release series. Due to significant functional and other changes in MySQL Cluster and its underlying APIs prior to these versions, you should not expect this information to apply to previous releases of the MySQL Cluster software. Users of older MySQL Cluster releases should upgrade to the latest GA release (currently MySQL Cluster NDB 7.2.18).

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