Wagner Bianchi's Blog

June 23, 2017

Schema Sharding with MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 - Part 1

Most of the time when you start a database design you don’t imagine how your applications need to scale. Sometimes, you need to shard your databases among some different hosts and then, on each shard you want to split reads and writes between master and slaves. This blog is about MariaDB MaxScale being able to handle different databases across shards, and splitting up reads and writes into each of the shards to achieve the maximum level of horizontal scalability with MariaDB Server.

After reading this blog you will be able to:

  • Know how MariaDB MaxScale handles shards with SchemaRouter router;

  • Know how MariaDB MaxScale handles the split of reads and writes with ReadWriteSplit router;

  • Know how we can combine both mentioned router in order to have an scalable environment.

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