Load balancers are an essential component in MySQL and MariaDB database high availability; especially when making topology changes transparent to applications and implementing read-write split functionality.
ProxySQL is a lightweight yet complex protocol-aware proxy that sits between the MySQL clients and servers. It is a gate, which basically separates clients from databases, and is therefore an entry point used to access all the database servers.
ProxySQL has an advanced multi-core architecture to handle that large number of connections, multiplexed to potentially hundreds of backend servers squeezing every drop of performance out of your database cluster; all with zero downtime.
Here are our top resources for ProxySQL to get you started with this amazing new technology.
High Availability in ProxySQL
Joint webinar with ProxySQL’s creator, René Cannaò, where we discuss building a solid, scalable and manageable proxy layer using ProxySQL in order to create a highly available MySQL infrastructure.
MySQL & MariaDB Load Balancing with ProxySQL & ClusterControl
We’re delighted to be joined by ProxySQL’s creator, René Cannaò, to tell us more about this new MySQL & MariaDB load balancing proxy and its features. We also show you how you can deploy ProxySQL using ClusterControl.
Introducing the Severalnines MySQL© Replication Blueprint
The Severalnines Blueprint for MySQL Replication includes all aspects of a MySQL Replication topology with the ins and outs of deployment, setting up replication, monitoring, upgrades, performing backups and managing high availability using proxies as ProxySQL, MaxScale and HAProxy. This webinar provides an in-depth walk-through of this blueprint and explains how to make best use of it.
Video: Interview #2 with ProxySQL Creator René Cannaò
We sat down at Percona Live 2017 with ProxySQL creator René Cannaò to talk about the new release of ClusterControl, what’s is coming up for ProxySQL, how it is being received by the MySQL Community and how it varies from Maxscale.
Video: Interview with ProxySQL Creator René Cannaò
Severalnines sits down with ProxySQL founder and creator René Cannaò to discuss his product and the upcoming webinar MySQL & MariaDB Load Balancing with ProxySQL & ClusterControl.
Announcing ClusterControl 1.4.1 – the ProxySQL Edition
Release of ClusterControl 1.4.1 with key new management features for MySQL and MariaDB load balancing with ProxySQL, along with performance improvements and bug fixes.
Using ClusterControl to Deploy and Configure ProxySQL on top of MySQL Replication
This blog post shows you how to deploy and configure ProxySQL from ClusterControl 1.3.3, on top of a master-slave replication setup. ProxySQL is an SQL-aware load balancer. It allows you to automatically do read-write split of your traffic, by sending writes to your writeable master and sending reads to the read-only slaves.
Tips and Tricks – How to Shard MySQL with ProxySQL in ClusterControl
Sharding can be a painful exercise. Databases need to be split on multiple servers, data migrated, and applications have to be tweaked to be aware of the shards. However, there are ways to make this less painful. This blog explains how to use ProxySQL to shard a table to another cluster in ClusterControl without changing your application.
Sharding MySQL with MySQL Fabric and ProxySQL
This blog post shows you how to set up a sharded MySQL setup based on MySQL Fabric and ProxySQL.
How to Setup Read-Write Split in Galera Cluster using ProxySQL
This blog shows you how to setup read-write split in Galera Cluster using ProxySQL. It also covers some limitations that we found at the time of writing.
How ProxySQL adds Failover and Query Control to your MySQL Replication Setup
An overview of ProxySQL in a MySQL replication environment, and how ProxySQL adds features like failover and query control to the setup.
MySQL Load Balancing with ProxySQL – An Overview
An overview of ProxySQL, an SQL-aware load balancer for MySQL and MariaDB. This blog post explains the concepts behind ProxySQL, and goes through installation and configuration.
Database Sharding with MySQL Fabric
Why do we shard? How does sharding work? What are the different ways I can shard my database? This white paper goes through some of the theory behind sharding. It also discusses three different tools which are designed to help users shard their MySQL databases. And last but not least, it shows you how to set up a sharded MySQL setup based on MySQL Fabric and ProxySQL.
Migrating to MySQL 5.7 – The Database Upgrade Guide
Upgrading to a new major version involves risk, and it is important to plan the whole process carefully. In this whitepaper, we look at the important new changes in MySQL 5.7 and show you how to plan the test process. We then look at how to do a live system upgrade without downtime. For those who want to avoid connection failures during slave restarts and switchover, this document goes even further and shows you how to leverage ProxySQL to achieve a graceful upgrade process.
We know load balancing and support many different technologies. ClusterControl has many things preconfigured to get you started with a couple of clicks. If you run into challenged we also provide resources and on-the-spot support to help ensure your configurations are running at peak performance.
ClusterControl delivers on an array of features to help deploy and manage ProxySQL
- Advanced Graphical Interface – ClusterControl provides the only GUI on the market for the easy deployment, configuration and management of ProxySQL.
- Point and Click deployment – With ClusterControl you’re able to apply point and click deployments to MySQL, MySQL replication, MySQL Cluster, Galera Cluster, MariaDB, MariaDB Galera Cluster, and Percona XtraDB technologies, as well the top related load balancers with HAProxy, MaxScale and ProxySQL.
- Suite of monitoring graphs – With comprehensive reports you have a clear view of data points like connections, queries, data transfer and utilization, and more.
- Configuration Management – Easily configure and manage your ProxySQL deployments with a simple UI. With ClusterControl you can create servers, reorientate your setup, create users, set rules, manage query routing, and enable variable configurations.