MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 Enables Faster Innovation for Secured Scale Out Environments

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Mariadb_logoMariaDB Corporation, the company behind the fast growing open source database, announced the general availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0, which adds new data streaming integration with Kafka, better security and high availability capabilities.

MariaDB MaxScale is a next-generation database proxy that manages administrative functions like security, scalability, data streaming, and high availability, enabling the database to focus on core functionality to drive faster innovation.

To stay competitive, enterprises need to be highly responsive to allow for changes to web applications without downtime to the application or backend infrastructure,” said Roger Bodamer, chief product officer at MariaDB Corporation. “MariaDB MaxScale decouples admin functionality from the database so the database and applications run at peak performance at scale. This decoupling enables businesses to iterate quickly to support the speed of innovation.”

At its core, MaxScale has a multi-threaded, event-driven engine with its main functionality provided by plugins loaded at runtime. MaxScale plugins can handle the scalability and availability of a database cluster, and also secure it and manage the maintenance downtime.

The unique plugin architecture of MaxScale makes it easy to extend with custom plugins to handle new tasks as well as easily allows the community to contribute new functionality back to MaxScale.

New Features
MaxScale 2.0 enhances database security, high availability and adds new data streaming capabilities for scale out environments.

  • Data Streaming: MaxScale 2.0 adds change data capture (CDC), which captures and streams all transactional data changes. This makes the data easily accessible to big data stores, like Hadoop, through messaging systems, like Kafka, for real-time analytics and machine learning applications.
  • Enterprise Security: MaxScale 2.0 builds on its advanced security firewall feature to also add end-to- end SSL to prevent unauthorized data access; MaxAdmin security enhancements to prevent attackers from gaining access and damaging configurations; and connection rate limitations to prevent DDoS attacks.
  • High Availability: MaxScale’s high availability solution allows applications to be 100 percent operational without any single point of failure. MaxScale 2.0 adds new automatic failover and asynchronous replication to ensure uptime and minimize downtime. This new feature ensures there is no impact on read transactions when a node fails so user experience is never compromised.

MariaDB continues its track record of innovation with its release of MaxScale 2.0,” said Jason Stamper, analyst, Data Platforms and Analytics, 451 Research. “This latest version offers enterprises advanced security, high availability and data streaming, necessary requirements for any company looking to respond to the exploding data market.”


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