Provide fully hosted and managed MariaDB databases in under 5 minutes. Designed specifically for enterprise deployments, Blastcap enables you to deploy in the cloud or data centre of your choice, and deliver enterprise configurations and capabilities using community versions of MariaDB.
Blastcap does what even the MariaDB Corporation cloud does not: automatically deploy advanced Galera clusters for synchronous high availability. Deploy 3, 5, or 7 MariaDB Galera nodes in a cluster: automatically.
Galera Cluster is made for today’s always-available. It is fully read-write scalable, comes with synchronous replication, allows multi-master topologies, and guarantees no lag or lost transactions.
Blastcap-deployed MariaDB high-availability (HA) clusters are designed for today’s enterprise production environments. They are fully read-write scalable, comes with unlimited asynchronous replication, provide for automatic failover (no manual interaction or intervention needed), and guarantee no lag or lost transactions.
Asynchronous HA with MariaDB and MaxScale is slightly different that using a Galera Cluster, and has it’s own strengths – such as scalability. With synchronous HA, you can scale as out as many database nodes as you need. Accompanied with read-write splits, you can gain incredible performance boosts.
High availability topologies can be with as many nodes as you need (2, 3, 4…), unlike many alternative offerings. Scale HA to whatever level your use-case requires.
MariaDB MaxScale is a database proxy that extends the high availability, scalability, and security of MariaDB Server, while at the same time simplifying application development by decoupling it from underlying database infrastructure.
Blastcap supports both the GPL and BSL versions of MaxScale, enabling you to harness enterprise features, like automated HA, whilst using MariaDB community. If you prefer a MariaDB Corporation paid subscription, we also support these deployments.
MariaDB has introduced many performance enhancing improvements out-of-the-box, including query optimizations. Benchmark tests are showingMariaDB perform 3-5% better than a similarly configured MySQL environment.
When you add in MaxScale (including the GPL version), you gain additional improvements.
For example, automated read-write splitting enables you to balance and optimise the workload on your nodes. Schema sharding allows you to distribute heavy workload schemas across multiple nodes, to further enhance performance.
Blastcap enables MariaDB to scale up to greater CPU and memory instances, and of course you can always add more storage. Blastcap also enables you to scale out with as many more database nodes as you need.
Peak times finished for a while? Enable your customers and users to scale back down again.
Blastcap provides both scale-up and scale-out seamlessly and automatically. Your customers can start small and grow big, whenever they need it. As soon as the load (data, queries, users, etc.) increase, you can spin up new database nodes with the click of a button.
Stressing about applying maintenance updates, security patches, or version upgrades to your clusters? Do them all with single clicks from your DBaaS dashboard.
And of course, all this happens with no interruptions or downtime for your customers.
With Blastcap, you can configure zero-interruption failover. Connection migration, session restore, and transaction replay provide advanced functionality for your HA and DR setups.
After an automatic failover, MaxScale can migrate the backend connection (for example, to another DC or cluster).
Database sessions are then restored on the new primary.
Finally, MaxScale can replay suspended transactions, so your application doesn’t have to retry them.
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