Real-time streaming and better security for DevOps with new MaxScale 2.0

Posted 10/4/2016 11:13:41 AM by MICHAEL HAYNES, Associate Editor

Real-time streaming and better security for DevOps with new MaxScale 2.0
MariaDB Corporation has announced the general availability of MaxScale 2.0, which adds new data streaming integration with Kafka. 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.

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.

New Features of MaxScale 2.0 include:

- 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 database 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.

“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
Roger Bodamer
 Corporation. “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.”

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About the author: MICHAEL HAYNES, Associate Editor

Michael is a full-time app developer with many apps credited to his name including a few top 50 Android titles. He is also the co-founder of Moonbeam Development, and writes for various websites throughout the Internet.

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