March 13, 2018

MariaDB MaxScale: Masking and Firewall

To properly prevent some columns from being accessed, the masking filter that was introduced in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 must be used together with the database firewall filter. In version 2.1, it was somewhat cumbersome to setup the database firewall filter for use together with the masking filter. With the recently released MariaDB MaxScale 2.2 (GA), we have introduced new features that makes the combined use of the masking filter and the database firewall filter much easier.

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October 25, 2017

20 Tips: Prepare Your Database for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

With all the excitement leading up to the holidays, it's easy to overlook how to prep your database environment for the biggest online shopping days of the year! Each year, more and more shoppers opt for online holiday deals instead of the more traditional mall experience, which means that retailers must prepare for multiple days of high online traffic to their e-commerce sites. This year you’ll be prepared, as I’m passing along 20 tips to tune your database environment for some of the biggest online holiday shopping days – Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

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