Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Database    
Latest version: v1.6.0

go-mysql alternatives and similar packages

Based on the "Database" category.
Alternatively, view go-mysql alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

Do you think we are missing an alternative of go-mysql or a related project?

Add another 'Database' Package



A pure go library to handle MySQL network protocol and replication.

semver example workflow gomod version

How to migrate to this repo

To change the used package in your repo it's enough to add this replace directive to your go.mod:

replace github.com/siddontang/go-mysql => github.com/go-mysql-org/go-mysql v1.6.0

v1.6.0 - is the last tag in repo, feel free to choose what you want.


This repo uses [Changelog](CHANGELOG.md).



Replication package handles MySQL replication protocol like python-mysql-replication.

You can use it as a MySQL slave to sync binlog from master then do something, like updating cache, etc...


import (
// Create a binlog syncer with a unique server id, the server id must be different from other MySQL's. 
// flavor is mysql or mariadb
cfg := replication.BinlogSyncerConfig {
    ServerID: 100,
    Flavor:   "mysql",
    Host:     "",
    Port:     3306,
    User:     "root",
    Password: "",
syncer := replication.NewBinlogSyncer(cfg)

// Start sync with specified binlog file and position
streamer, _ := syncer.StartSync(mysql.Position{binlogFile, binlogPos})

// or you can start a gtid replication like
// streamer, _ := syncer.StartSyncGTID(gtidSet)
// the mysql GTID set likes this "de278ad0-2106-11e4-9f8e-6edd0ca20947:1-2"
// the mariadb GTID set likes this "0-1-100"

for {
    ev, _ := streamer.GetEvent(context.Background())
    // Dump event

// or we can use a timeout context
for {
    ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(context.Background(), 2*time.Second)
    ev, err := streamer.GetEvent(ctx)

    if err == context.DeadlineExceeded {
        // meet timeout


The output looks:

=== RotateEvent ===
Date: 1970-01-01 08:00:00
Log position: 0
Event size: 43
Position: 4
Next log name: mysql.000002

=== FormatDescriptionEvent ===
Date: 2014-12-18 16:36:09
Log position: 120
Event size: 116
Version: 4
Server version: 5.6.19-log
Create date: 2014-12-18 16:36:09

=== QueryEvent ===
Date: 2014-12-18 16:38:24
Log position: 259
Event size: 139
Salve proxy ID: 1
Execution time: 0
Error code: 0
Schema: test
Query: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `test_replication` /* generated by server */


Canal is a package that can sync your MySQL into everywhere, like Redis, Elasticsearch.

First, canal will dump your MySQL data then sync changed data using binlog incrementally.

You must use ROW format for binlog, full binlog row image is preferred, because we may meet some errors when primary key changed in update for minimal or noblob row image.

A simple example:

package main

import (

type MyEventHandler struct {

func (h *MyEventHandler) OnRow(e *canal.RowsEvent) error {
    log.Infof("%s %v\n", e.Action, e.Rows)
    return nil

func (h *MyEventHandler) String() string {
    return "MyEventHandler"

func main() {
    cfg := canal.NewDefaultConfig()
    cfg.Addr = ""
    cfg.User = "root"
    // We only care table canal_test in test db
    cfg.Dump.TableDB = "test"
    cfg.Dump.Tables = []string{"canal_test"}

    c, err := canal.NewCanal(cfg)
    if err != nil {

    // Register a handler to handle RowsEvent

    // Start canal

You can see go-mysql-elasticsearch for how to sync MySQL data into Elasticsearch.


Client package supports a simple MySQL connection driver which you can use it to communicate with MySQL server.


import (

// Connect MySQL at, with user root, an empty password and database test
conn, _ := client.Connect("", "root", "", "test")

// Or to use SSL/TLS connection if MySQL server supports TLS
//conn, _ := client.Connect("", "root", "", "test", func(c *Conn) {c.UseSSL(true)})

// Or to set your own client-side certificates for identity verification for security
//tlsConfig := NewClientTLSConfig(caPem, certPem, keyPem, false, "your-server-name")
//conn, _ := client.Connect("", "root", "", "test", func(c *Conn) {c.SetTLSConfig(tlsConfig)})


// Insert
r, _ := conn.Execute(`insert into table (id, name) values (1, "abc")`)

// Get last insert id
// Or affected rows count

// Select
r, err := conn.Execute(`select id, name from table where id = 1`)

// Close result for reuse memory (it's not necessary but very useful)
defer r.Close()

// Handle resultset
v, _ := r.GetInt(0, 0)
v, _ = r.GetIntByName(0, "id")

// Direct access to fields
for _, row := range r.Values {
    for _, val := range row {
        _ = val.Value() // interface{}
        // or
        if val.Type == mysql.FieldValueTypeFloat {
            _ = val.AsFloat64() // float64

Tested MySQL versions for the client include:

  • 5.5.x
  • 5.6.x
  • 5.7.x
  • 8.0.x

Example for SELECT streaming (v1.1.1)

You can use also streaming for large SELECT responses. The callback function will be called for every result row without storing the whole resultset in memory. result.Fields will be filled before the first callback call.

// ...
var result mysql.Result
err := conn.ExecuteSelectStreaming(`select id, name from table LIMIT 100500`, &result, func(row []mysql.FieldValue) error {
    for idx, val := range row {
        field := result.Fields[idx]
        // You must not save FieldValue.AsString() value after this callback is done.
        // Copy it if you need.
        // ...
    return nil
}, nil)

// ...

Example for connection pool (v1.3.0)

import (

pool := client.NewPool(log.Debugf, 100, 400, 5, "", `root`, ``, `test`)
// ...
conn, _ := pool.GetConn(ctx)
defer pool.PutConn(conn)

conn.Execute() / conn.Begin() / etc...


Server package supplies a framework to implement a simple MySQL server which can handle the packets from the MySQL client. You can use it to build your own MySQL proxy. The server connection is compatible with MySQL 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, and 8.0 versions, so that most MySQL clients should be able to connect to the Server without modifications.


Minimalistic MySQL server implementation:

package main

import (


func main() {
    // Listen for connections on localhost port 4000
    l, err := net.Listen("tcp", "")
    if err != nil {

    // Accept a new connection once
    c, err := l.Accept()
    if err != nil {

    // Create a connection with user root and an empty password.
    // You can use your own handler to handle command here.
    conn, err := server.NewConn(c, "root", "", server.EmptyHandler{})
    if err != nil {

    // as long as the client keeps sending commands, keep handling them
    for {
        if err := conn.HandleCommand(); err != nil {

Another shell

$ mysql -h127.0.0.1 -P4000 -uroot
Your MySQL connection id is 10001
Server version: 5.7.0

MySQL [(none)]>
// Since EmptyHandler implements no commands, it will throw an error on any query that you will send

NewConn() will use default server configurations:

  1. automatically generate default server certificates and enable TLS/SSL support.
  2. support three mainstream authentication methods 'mysql_native_password', 'caching_sha2_password', and 'sha256_password' and use 'mysql_native_password' as default.
  3. use an in-memory user credential provider to store user and password.

To customize server configurations, use NewServer() and create connection via NewCustomizedConn().


Failover supports to promote a new master and let other slaves replicate from it automatically when the old master was down.

Failover supports MySQL >= 5.6.9 with GTID mode, if you use lower version, e.g, MySQL 5.0 - 5.5, please use MHA or orchestrator.

At the same time, Failover supports MariaDB >= 10.0.9 with GTID mode too.

Why only GTID? Supporting failover with no GTID mode is very hard, because slave can not find the proper binlog filename and position with the new master. Although there are many companies use MySQL 5.0 - 5.5, I think upgrade MySQL to 5.6 or higher is easy.


Driver is the package that you can use go-mysql with go database/sql like other drivers. A simple example:

package main

import (

    _ "github.com/go-mysql-org/go-mysql/driver"

func main() {
    // dsn format: "user:password@addr?dbname"
    dsn := "[email protected]:3306?test"
    db, _ := sql.Open(dsn)

We pass all tests in https://github.com/bradfitz/go-sql-test using go-mysql driver. :-)


If you like the project and want to buy me a cola, you can through:

PayPal 微信


go-mysql is still in development, your feedback is very welcome.

Gmail: [email protected]