MariaDB Blog

July 05, 2018

Use Cases for MariaDB Data Versioning

Working in software development, versioning of code is something that we’ve often taken for granted. Task definitions and bug descriptions are preferably also managed by a system that versions every change. On top of this, we use a lot of documents for designing, documenting and managing our development cycles. For example, some of the tools we use are Jira, Google Docs and our own Knowledge Base to accomplish these things, which all provide versioning support.

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June 04, 2018

Using MariaDB Backup and MariaDB MaxScale to Scale Online

MariaDB backup is the online backup tool that is part of MariaDB TX, it is an online backup tool that supports many advanced features. MariaDB MaxScale is a database proxy that, among other things allows read/write split scalability, online configuration and much more and which is also included with MariaDB TX. By combining these tools, this blog shows how a replication cluster can be scaled online without downtime.

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May 29, 2018

Simplify User Account Management with MariaDB MaxScale 2.2 and MariaDB Server 10.3

Configuring database user accounts for MariaDB MaxScale and a backend cluster has typically required a duplicate effort. This is because an account entry must exist for both the real client host and the MaxScale host. MaxScale authenticates incoming users against the user entry with the real client host. When MaxScale creates the routing session, it uses the client’s username and password scramble to authenticate the client to the backend. The backend sees the connection coming from the machine running MaxScale.

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