Nov 15, 2017
  Percona Technical Webinar
   Colin Charles

The Proxy Wars - MySQL Router, ProxySQL, MariaDB MaxScale

As proxies (and database routers) go, the first one I ever used was the now deprecated MySQL Proxy. Since then, I've managed to use MariaDB MaxScale quite a bit (including its fork AirBnB MaxScale), played around with ProxySQL in recent time, and also started taking a look at MySQL Router. In this quick 20-minute overview, we'll discuss why these three exist, a feature comparison, and reasons when to use the right tool for the job.



About the Author

Colin Charles

Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences. Experienced technologist, well known in the open source world for work that spans nearly two decades within the community. Pays attention to emerging technologies from an integration standpoint. Prolific speaker at many industry-wide conferences delivering talks and tutorials with ease. Interests: application development, systems administration, database development, migration, Web-based technologies. Considered expert in Linux and Mac OS X usage/administration/roll-out’s. Specialties: MariaDB, MySQL, Linux, Open Source, Community, speaking & writing to technical audiences as well as business stakeholders.