- The manager and monitoring capabilities of Tungsten are completely integrated on the same group communications channel. This fixes a number of problems that caused data sources not to show up properly in older versions.
- We are officially supporting a new Tungsten Connector capability for MySQL called pass-through mode, which allows us to proxy connections by transferring network blocks directly rather than translating native request protocol to JDBC calls. Our tests show that it speeds up throughput by as much as 200% in some cases.
This is a good time to give a couple of reminders for Tungsten users. First, Tungsten is distributed as a single build that integrates replication, management, monitoring, and connectivity. The old Tungsten Replicator and Myosotis builds are going away. Second, we have a single set of docs on the Continuent website that covers both open source and commercial distributions.
With that, enjoy the new release. If you are using the open source edition, please post your experiences in the Tungsten community forums or write a blog article. We would love to hear from you.
P.s., We have added Drizzle support thanks to a patch from Marcus Eriksson but it's not in 1.2.2. For that you need to build directly from the SVN trunk. Drizzle support will be out in binary builds as part of Tungsten version 1.3.