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Load Balancing ProxySQL in AWS

Load Balancing ProxySQL in AWS

There are several ways to deploy ProxySQL between your applications and the database servers. A common approach is to have a floating virtual IP (VIP) managed by keepalived as the application endpoint. The proxies have to be strategically provisioned to improve the resiliency of the solution (different hardware, network segments, etc,).
When we consider cloud […]

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PostgreSQL on ARM-based AWS EC2 Instances: Is It Any Good?

PostgreSQL on ARM-based AWS EC2

The expected growth of ARM processors in data centers has been a hot topic for discussion for quite some time, and we were curious to see how it performs with PostgreSQL. The general availability of ARM-based servers for testing and evaluation was a major obstacle. The icebreaker was when AWS announced their ARM-based processors […]

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Drain Kubernetes Nodes… Wisely

Drain Kubernetes Nodes Wisely

What is Node Draining?
Anyone who ever worked with containers knows how ephemeral they are. In Kubernetes, not only can containers and pods be replaced, but the nodes as well. Nodes in Kubernetes are VMs, servers, and other entities with computational power where pods and containers run.
Node draining is the mechanism that allows users to […]

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Running Kubernetes on the Edge

Running Kubernetes on the Edge

What is Edge
Edge is a buzzword that, behind the curtain, means moving private or public clouds closer to the end devices. End devices, such as the Internet of Things (from a doorbell to a VoIP station), become more complex and require more computational power.  There is a constant growth of connected devices and by […]

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Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.5 EOL Date is Approaching – Act Now!

Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.5 EOL

As mentioned in the AWS discussion forum back in October, Amazon has started the end of life (EOL) process for RDS MySQL version 5.5. What this means is:

AWS will upgrade RDS instances to MySQL 5.7 starting February 9 2021 00:00 UTC during your next defined maintenance window, provided you have one.
If you don’t have […]

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