July 10, 2014

Installing newest MaxScale from scratch - the builder's edition

The need for this post became obvious after receiving an increasing amount of questions which were related to linking, library versions and paths in MaxScale. Moreover, I know that there are many who want to make things with their bare hands so it is good to have something which hopefully makes the whole process smoother.

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July 8, 2014

MaxScale Modules - What's in 1.0 Beta?

MaxScale is a modular proxy application, the modules can be considered as the building blocks of your proxy implementation within your MySQL database environment. It is important to know what building blocks you have at your disposal. The release of version 1.0 as a beta means that the number of available modules has grown once again. Normally I post about the incremental changes in what is available, but I thought that maybe it was a good time to post a short summary of all the modules.

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June 12, 2014

Pipes, Filters and MaxScale

It was back in the 1980's when I was first introduced to Unix, the concept of scripting and in particular pipes. At that time I remember being really impressed by the concept of small utilities that could be easily strung together to quickly create tools. It was a great way to implement those one off jobs or things that would not warrant the development of a specific tool, or so it seemed. I soon realised that actually, for some purposes, there was no need to go on a develop a bespoke tool to do the job, scripts were good enough. What does this have to do with MySQL and MaxScale?

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June 9, 2014

MaxScale 0.7 Feature Highlights

The latest set of updates for MaxScale has just been released, among the highlights of this alpha release are improved Galera support, the introduction of the first phase of the filter API and server maintenance mode.

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June 5, 2014

MaxScale 0.6.0 Overview and Highlights

MaxScale 0.6.0 was recently released (it is the 3rd alpha, with the beta on the near horizon), and is available for download here. The particular release only contains 2 great additions and 2 important fixes (and note development continues with the 1.0 (GA) features, but these have not been put into this alpha version). Important Additions:

  1. A feature-complete read/write splitting module, i.e. read and write operations are now balanced in a smarter way to master or slave servers.

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