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FAQ: Components in MySQL Server (Doc ID 2647339.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 Explain the new component architecture and how it is different to the plugin architecture that is being phased out.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What is a component?
 What is a plugin?
 Why are components replacing plugins in MySQL Server?
 What are the advantages of using components?
 Is there any disadvantage?
 What if I want to use the plugin and not a component?
 What components are available in MySQL Server 8.0?
 What services can be accessed via components in MySQL Server 8.0?
 Can I develop my own component?
 How do you work with components?
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