Proxy

August 25, 2016

Data Streaming with MariaDB MaxScale

MariaDB MaxScale team has designed a modular solution to stream binlog events coming from the Master database to the data lake via messaging systems such as Kafka’s distributed broker. The binlog events for inserts, updates and deletes are converted in AVRO or JSON format before it’s forwarded to the data lake. Kafka is used as a data ingestion pipeline for distributed data process environment.

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April 18, 2016

MariaDB MaxScale Persistent Connections

The MaxScale persistent connection feature has been available since version 1.3.0. It aims to reduce the load on the database servers in specific scenarios. Testing indicates benefits and feedback from live use has been positive.

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January 13, 2015

MaxScale and Transparent Session Handling

Applications are often built on top of single MySQL-compliant database instance but often there is a need for more performance and/or availability than what one database instance can provide. Adding slaves or replacing standalone database server with full-fledged MySQL-compliant cluster often requires changes to the application.

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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 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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January 26, 2014

MaxScale - Do we need another MySQL proxy?

I have spent some time thinking about and working on a project that went public on GitHub at the beginning of this year. That project is called MaxScale and is primarily a proxy server for MySQL/MariaDB databases, although it can be something much more than this. The obvious and often asked question is why do we need another proxy? I want to try to give you a flavor for what MaxScale is and why I think there is a need for a tool like MaxScale. The architecture of MaxScale makes it different from your average proxy

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