Designing for MaxScale's Read/Write Split Router

MaxScale's Read/Write Split Router (readwritesplit) performs query-based load balancing. For each client connected to MaxScale, it opens up connections to multiple back-end database servers. When the client sends a write query to MaxScale, it routes the query to the connection opened with the primary server. When the client sends a read query to MaxScale, it routes the query to a connection opened with one of the replicas.

This page contains topics that need to be considered when designing applications that use the Read/Write Split Router.

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