- Brock Wilson, Staff Architect, MariaDB
Connecting to and maintaining a database layer has historically been fraught with trouble and chances for human error. Not surprisingly, maintenance and unplanned failovers cause stress, downtime and potential data loss. MariaDB MaxScale is a database proxy that addresses all the above challenges. This session details the features of MariaDB MaxScale that are designed to make your job easier. We’ll talk about splitting reads and writes to lessen the load on your primary database node; detail how to perform a switchover safely so you can take a server out of rotation for maintenance; and cover auto failover and how it can help you in the case of an unexpected outage.