SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScaleArc,
the leading provider of database load balancing software, announced
today at the Percona
Live conference that it has updated its ScaleArc for MySQL software.
The latest release enhances the query load balancing capabilities of the
software and supports MySQL 5.7.
ScaleArc’s database load balancing software deploys between application
and database servers to direct traffic into the database on behalf of
the application. The software provides app-transparent failover, zero
downtime maintenance and faster application performance.
ScaleArc has augmented the query load balancing functionality to support
the distribution of reads and writes within a transaction. Earlier
versions of the software sent all transactions to the master server,
and, as a result, applications that had the majority of queries wrapped
in transactions could not take full advantage of ScaleArc’s load
distribution capabilities. Now, all applications can leverage readable
secondaries – called slaves in MySQL databases – to offload the master
and increase application performance.
ScaleArc also updated its ScaleArc for MySQL software to support the
latest release from the MySQL community, MySQL 5.7. This integration
extends ScaleArc’s uptime, performance and scalability features to
customers running this software.
“ScaleArc’s support for automatic read/write split has enabled us to
scale out our MySQL databases with no code changes,” said Craig Thayer,
CTO for eCommerce company Sazze. “Since a lot of application frameworks
use wrapped transactions, especially in the eCommerce industry, this
capability to support read/write split for wrapped transactions means
many more companies can take advantage of ScaleArc’s automatic scale out
These enhancements join ScaleArc’s
recent update to enable compatibility with Amazon Aurora. The update
leveraged Amazon Aurora’s application programming interfaces (APIs) to
apply ScaleArc’s uptime and performance capabilities to Amazon Aurora’s
“As we innovate with every release, we extend the landscape of
applications that can benefit from the improved availability and
performance our software delivers,” said Rajkumar Irudayaraj, vice
president of products for ScaleArc. “Our load balancing capabilities,
combined with app-transparent failover, enable our customers to deliver
the robust, consumer-grade applications that today’s customers demand.”
Percona Live attendees can visit ScaleArc at Booth #416 to learn more
about these new capabilities and how ScaleArc enables better application