MaxScale

February 16, 2017

Improving the Performance of MariaDB MaxScale

Performance has been a central goal of MariaDB MaxScale’s architecture from the start. Core elements in the drive for performance is the use of asynchronous I/O and Linux’ epoll. With a fixed set of worker threads, whose amount is selected to correspond to the number of available cores, each thread should either be working or be idle, but never be waiting for I/O. This should provide good performance that scales well with the number of available CPUs. However, benchmarking revealed that was not entirely the case.

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February 14, 2017

Releasing BSL 1.1

MariaDB announced BSL 1.0 together with MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 in August 2016. After having the license “in the wild” for a few months we’ve been reaching out to Open Source advocates to get feedback on the BSL.

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February 8, 2017

MariaDB is Coming to a City Near You!

Join us for one of our full-day roadshows coming to a city near you!  MariaDB is hosting educational roadshows across North America to showcase exciting new products and solutions, and share best practices for enabling critical enterprise features such as high availability and security.  MariaDB experts will lead content-rich sessions on open source, product features, architecture and security.

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November 7, 2016

Ready for the holiday shopping season? 20 tips to prepare your MariaDB database environment for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

With all the excitement surrounding the perfect Thanksgiving meal, it's often easy to overlook how to prep your database environment for the biggest online shopping day 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 a few tips to tune your database environment for some of the biggest online holiday shopping days - Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

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