In this session, I will cover the new functionalities introduced by ProxySQL 2.X and how simple it became when we compare to ProxySQL 1.X versions when it was necessary to use an external script with the scheduler. A demonstration will show how to configure ProxySQL for PXC. Subsequently, new functionalities will be covered to explore the potential of the new version using SSL in the front end to communicate with the application and how to avoid causal reads. And to close the session, how to actively monitor your ProxySQL instance most important parameters such as connections (backend and frontend), cache efficiency, network and others using Percona Monitoring and Management 2 (PMM 2).