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Key Features in ScaleArc

Feature Description Benefit
Auto failover Detects SQL server failures and performs role changes within the ScaleArc cluster Supports multi-data center topologies with auto failover framework Enables automatic database failover that prevents application errors Provides automatic failover by handling both replication and client connection on database failure
Connection multiplexing Aggregates multiple client connections into fewer server connections Reduces server connection count and churn
Increases server performance and availability
Query-response caching Uses agentless pattern-based in-memory NoSQL cache for query responses Provides instant scale up without app modifications
Extends life of servers and increases ROI
Auto cache invalidation Uses inserts/updates/comments/APIs as invalidation directives to cached responses, and enables ACID compliant caching for application data Broadens the data sets that can be cached – e.g., shopping cart data,user profile tables
Lessen network load and enables faster data retrieval
Surge protection Manages client connection surges, queuing excess traffic when all server connections are busy Increases uptime during traffic surges Reduces app errors during peak loads Buffers traffic during auto failover
Read/write split Distributes reads to slaves and writes to master servers on behalf of the application
Supports read/write split for stored procedures
Provides transparent scale out with no application modifications
Load balancing Directs queries based on optimum server response time and replication status Increases uptime and availability Improves application performance
Query routing Routes queries/stored procedures to different database servers based on regex rules Avoids the time and effort needed to modify applications to increase write capacity
Routes reporting workloads away from production database servers
Authentication offload for MySQL users Authenticates SQL client connections on behalf of the server – with support for old and new password formats Improves performance by reducing server compute cycles
SSL offload Supports SSL encryption for both client and server connections Enables compliance for organizations requiring end-to-end SSL encryption
Real-time SQL analytics Logs all SQL traffic and charts SQL query finger prints on a four-quadrant heat map Reduces troubleshooting effort Highlights poorly performing queries
RESTful API Supports integration with existing monitoring and management tools and processes Simplifies configuration, management, and monitoring of the ScaleArc software
Cloud support of ScaleArc high availability active/passive mode Extends support for configuration synch between ScaleArc instances to enable active/passive mode in the cloud Brings auto failover and continuous availability to cloud deployments

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