An Introduction to Database Proxies (for MySQL)

In this 15min presentation, Gilles Rayrat, VP of Engineering at Continuent and database proxies guru, shares some of his knowledge on the world of database proxies, how they work, why they’re important and what to use them for. Starting with a simple database connectivity scenario, Gilles builds up the content by discussing clustered databases and what happens in the case of a failure, all the way through to explaining the important role database proxies play for high availability MySQL; including a more in-depth look into some advanced database connectivity setups and proxies functionalities.

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