MaxScale

August 24, 2017

5 Essential Practices for Database Security

Data breaches are expensive. Between business disruption, loss of customer confidence, legal costs, regulatory fines and any direct losses that may result from a ransomware attack, for instance, the effects can add up to millions. The best defense is a good offense. In this blog, we'll look at five key practices to keep your database secure: protect, audit, manage, update and encrypt.

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July 20, 2017

Do You Need Five 9s?

When it comes to database high availability, how many 9s do you really need? Finding the right mix of reliability and infrastructure complexity is vital to make the best use of your resources. In this blog, we will take a high-level look at three common approaches, spanning from 99.9% to 99.999% uptime.

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June 21, 2017

Secure Binlog Server: Encrypted binary Logs and SSL Communication

The 2.1.3 GA release of MariaDB MaxScale, introduces the following key features for the secure setup of MariaDB MaxScale Binlog Server:

  • The binlog cache files in the MaxScale host can now be encrypted.

  • MaxScale binlog server also uses SSL in communication with the master and the slave servers.

This blog covers how the binary log encryption works in MariaDB Server and in MariaDB MaxScale.

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June 13, 2017

Performance Improvements in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 GA

Performance is important and perhaps doubly so for a database proxy such as MariaDB MaxScale. When we started working with MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 we decided to make some significant changes to the internal architecture, with the aim of improving the overall performance. In this blog post, I will describe what we have done and show how the performance has improved.

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