Watch the New Webinar: An Introduction to Database Proxies (for MySQL)

As hinted at earlier this month, we’re happy to announce our latest on-demand webinar: “An Introduction to Database Proxies (for MySQL)

In this webinar, Gilles Rayrat, our VP of Engineering and database proxies guru, shares some of his knowledge on the world of database proxies, how they work, why they’re important and what to use them for.

Starting with a simple database connectivity scenario, Gilles builds up the content by discussing clustered databases and what happens in the case of a failure through to explaining the important role database proxies play; including a more in-depth look into some advanced database connectivity setups and proxies functionalities.

More specifically, Gilles covers the following:

  • A simple database connectivity scenario
  • The concept of a clustered database
  • Failure in a clustered database: the nightmare scenario
  • The solution: use a proxy! Preferably a smart one …
  • Advanced database connectivity setups
  • Advanced proxy functionalities
  • Recap

Watch the database proxies webinar

While this webinar discusses database proxy concepts in general, we do call ourselves the MySQL Availability Company for a reason … and hence the content of this webinar is geared at MySQL (or MariaDB and Percona Server) predominantly.

This topic is not entirely innocent of course, as we’ve been involved with MySQL proxy technology for quite some time ... namely, Tungsten Proxy, known to Continuent customers as Tungsten Connector. It is in fact a MySQL proxy; and at Continuent, we like to refer to it as an ‘Intelligent Proxy for MySQL’.

Tungsten Proxy – The Intelligent MySQL Proxy – in a nutshell

  • Provides intelligent traffic routing to valid MySQL master(s), locally and globally
  • Scales read queries to valid slaves via query inspection and other methods
  • Application and active users do not disconnect during MySQL master failover events
  • Combined with another intelligent layer of Tungsten Clustering called Tungsten Manager, it provides automatic, rapid master failover for MySQL High Availability and automated cross-site level failover for Disaster Recovery

Tungsten Connector (Tungsten Proxy) has been an important part of the Continuent Tungsten Clustering solution since 2006 and we’re gearing up to make it more widely known in the coming months.

Stay tuned! And watch our webinar on database proxies in the meantime!

About the Author

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt
VP of Marketing

Jean-Jérôme has been an avid open source (database) marketer for most of his career. Prior to joining Continuent, he was VP of Marketing at Severalnines, a leader in automation & management of open source databases, having come from MariaDB, where he headed up marketing as well. Previous roles include Director EMEA Marketing at Pentaho, Global Sales Ops Mgr at MySQL & Commercial Director at marketing agency Connection2. And all that from his home-base in Dublin.

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