Severalnines and ProxySQL Enable Hundreds of Thousands of Database Connections Without Breaking a Sweat

ClusterControl w/ProxySQL

Vinay Joosery, Severalnines CEO, had this to say about ProxySQL: “With the growing importance of load balancers in today’s distributed database environments, ProxySQL has the potential to become an indispensable part of the high-availability stack.

Severalnines, Europe’s leading provider of open source database management software, announced last week at the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference event that it has integrated the open source database load balancing technology, ProxySQL, with its comprehensive database management system, ClusterControl. Packaged in the latest ClusterControl release, ProxySQL enables MySQL and MariaDB database systems to easily manage intense, high-traffic database applications without losing availability. ClusterControl is the first and only database management system to automate the deployment and management of this exciting new technology. This capability increases a company’s ability to maintain business-critical productivity and end user satisfaction and, in turn, revenue.

High-traffic database applications draw an enormous amount of queries daily and DBAs and SysAdmins require reliable technology solutions that can automatically scale to handle those connections while remaining available for still more. Improper load balancing leads to downtime, an avoidable, detrimental effect estimated to cost companies an average of $5,600 per minute (or $300K per hour) across the globe according to industry research organization Gartner.

Load balancers are an essential component in database high availability; especially when making topology changes transparent to applications and implementing read-write split functionality. This is especially true with…

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