Applications today are hamstrung by database architecture, limited by being tied to a database server on a 1:1 basis and not able to utilize the power of distributed databases / clusters without considerable changes. Ignite’s ScaleArc’s database load balancing breaks that 1:1 mapping, enabling an agile data tier that improves application uptime and performance by allowing applications to harness the power of a whole database cluster without any application changes.
Ignite’s ScaleArc software inserts transparently between application servers and database servers, providing an abstraction layer that shields applications from database infrastructure. You can enable automated failover and zero-downtime maintenance, scale out the database structure, and support cloud migration with no changes to the application. Ignite’s ScaleArc software is available for MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle databases.
Ignite’s ScaleArc software lets you adopt a zero-downtime maintenance architecture for your database stack, allowing you to gracefully stop sending traffic to a specific server in a cluster before you perform maintenance on it. You can patch, update schema, and perform other maintenance on that specific server, and when done bring it back into the cluster to receive traffic. With no need to take apps offline, it’s the end of maintenance windows.
Understand the key features in ScaleArc such as auto-failover, query response caching, connection multiplexing, read-write split, query routing, surge protection, and load balancing. Improve application uptime and performance by allowing applications to harness the power of a whole database cluster without any application changes.
ScaleArc’s database load balancing software enables an agile data tier consistently across your environments, and it inserts transparently between your apps and your databases, with no changes needed to either. ScaleArc keeps applications working properly and functioning despite interruptions and switchovers at the data tier.
Organizations are moving to the cloud at a rapid pace, and cloud databases are a great way to test the waters before a large-scale transition and optimize their cloud infrastructure into the future. Learn how to streamline migrations with a database load balancer.