MariaDB MaxScale is now RC and together with all the MariaDB team that has been involved in the project we need to thank all the companies that agreed to become part of the MaxScale Beta Test Plan. This major step in the MaxScale life (read more here) had an important impact on the MaxScale QA process.
We have asked some companies to help us in testing MaxScale in “real” environments with different custom settings, different configurations and with traffic load as close to reality as possible.
This time of the year it is traditional, at least in the UK, to look back and reflect on the year that is coming to a close. Since we have just produced the release candidate for MaxScale and are looking forward to the GA release early in the New Year, it seems like a good time to reflect on the events that have bought us to this stage in the story of MaxScale.
One of the nice things about the "plug and play" approach of MaxScale is that people constantly find ways of using it that were not originally envisaged when we designed MaxScale. One such configuration that I have heard of from multiple sources is using monitoring outside of MaxScale itself. This post will discuss a little about how monitoring works and how it can be moved outside of MaxScale. In particular a simplified example will be presented which shows how to use the notification mechanism in Galera to control MaxScale's use of the nodes in a Galera cluster.
Enterprise software has a tough task: deliver compelling features and functions while meeting production grade service levels. Our job is to bring you the innovations of MariaDB packaged in a form that inspires confidence. Thats what MariaDB Enterprise is all about, and we’re excited to bring you a new edition of our flagship product.
Do you have a PHP application that could benefit from higher performance? Running your application on Turbo Linux with MariaDB will help get you that performance increase. IBM is not just making it free and easy to validate your application on IBM hardware, but is also giving away some great prizes as well.
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If you want to avoid downtimes in your business, High Availabilty (HA) is a strong requirement which, by definition, makes it possible to access your data all the time without losing (any) data. In this blog we compare two alternatives: Oracle RAC and MariaDB Galera Cluster.