15.8 The FEDERATED Storage Engine
FEDERATED storage engine lets you access data from a remote MySQL database without using replication or cluster technology. Querying a local
FEDERATED table automatically pulls the data from the remote (federated) tables. No data is stored on the local tables.
To include the
FEDERATED storage engine if you build MySQL from source, invoke CMake with the
FEDERATED storage engine is not enabled by default in the running server; to enable
FEDERATED, you must start the MySQL server binary using the
To examine the source for the
FEDERATED engine, look in the
storage/federated directory of a MySQL source distribution.