Invitation to Join MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 Beta!


Today, MariaDB MaxScale, the database proxy for MariaDB, is reaching its next major milestone – the availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 Beta software release. Beta is an important time in our release and we encourage you to download this release today!

MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 introduces several new capabilities:

Data Streaming

  • Built upon MaxScale’s Binlog Server functionality, you can now stream transactional data in real time from MariaDB to other big data stores like Hadoop or a data warehouse through messaging systems, like Kafka, for real-time analytics and machine learning applications. The package includes sample client applications for a Kafka producer and a standalone Python application to receive streaming data from MaxScale.

Better Security

  • Transport layer security with end-to-end SSL through MaxScale
  • MaxAdmin security improvements to enable configurable prevention of remote access
  • Connection rate limitation to protect against DDoS attacks

High Availability

  • Minimize downtime with read mode for MariaDB/MySQL master-slave clusters

The release notes for MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 can be found here and the list of bugs fixed can be found in the release notes. Binaries for MaxScale 2.0 Beta are available for download here.

MaxScale documentation can be found in our Knowledge Base.

In case you want to build the binaries yourself, the source can be found on GitHub, tagged with maxscale-2.0.0.