This is a guest post from Jelastic.

Many developers use master-slave replication to solve a number of different problems, including problems with performance, supporting the backup of different databases, and as a part of a larger solution to alleviate system failures. Traditionally, master-slave replication is done with real servers, but it can also be done with cloud database servers. This guest post from Jelastic (originally published here) describes how to set up MariaDB master-slave replication using their Jelastic PaaS (Platform as a Service).

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I just finished reading a couple of interesting, and somewhat related, blog posts which I think are worth sharing (apologies to anyone who has already seen them). One is from Jelastic and the other is from Michal Hrušecký.

I’ve written about MariaDB and the Jelastic cloud before (see MariaDB now available as a hosted database via Jelastic cloud platform). Now Jelastic has published statistics on the relative popularity of the various databases they offer. The good news is MariaDB is currently the database of choice for 14% of their customers. The bad news is that we’re in fourth place behind their other three database choices (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB). However, MariaDB has only been available on their platform for a little over two months and we’re very happy that so many users of Jelastic’s state-of-the-art Java cloud are choosing to use MariaDB. Thanks!

In the second blog post, Michal Hrušecký shares the results of what he terms his “little MySQL survey”. This time MariaDB comes in second behind MySQL Community Server (and ahead of MySQL Cluster and Percona Server). In case you didn’t know, Michal packages MySQL and MariaDB for openSUSE, so this survey was a good way for him to judge the relative popularity of some of the more popular variants and give him ideas on how to improve things.

BTW: If you know of other interesting/informative/etc… blog posts related to MariaDB, let us know so we can add them to the Blog Posts Relevant to MariaDB page of the AskMonty Knowledgebase!

About Jelastic:

Jelastic is the next generation of Java Platforms as a Service.

Unlike previous cloud platforms, Jelastic:

  • Can run any Java application and so does not require developers to change their code or get locked-into the platform,
  • Can scale any application up and down by automatically adding or removing memory and CPU units depending on the application load,
  • Takes all configuration and management worries away: developers simply specify the application stack and database options they need and Jelastic creates, configures, and maintains the environment for them
  • Supports a wide range of application server stacks including Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, and GlassFish
  • Out of the box, allows users to get a preconfigured instance of MariaDB up and running and available to the application.

A beta version of Jelastic is available at http://jelastic.com and it is free throughout the beta program including the use of MariaDB.

You can see videos, read more, and deploy your Java applications in Jelastic today at http://jelastic.com.

Supporting quotes:

Monty Widenius – founder of MySQL and creator of MariaDB:

“It is now even easier to get started with MariaDB. Jelastic lets any Java developer simply upload a Java WAR package, pick MariaDB in the Jelastic environment configuration, and get the best database out there up and running. Java has just received its next generation of Platform-as-a-Service system and it is great that MariaDB is a part of it.”

Hivext CEO Ruslan Synytskyy:

“We are excited to have MariaDB available as a storage option in Jelastic. Full compatibility with MySQL and much improved perfomance, scalability, and feature-set give our customers a state-of-the-art database to suit their application needs.”

About MariaDB:

MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). MariaDB can be deployed as a drop-in replacement for the popular MySQL database and it is built by some of the original authors of MySQL with assistance from the broader community of Free and open source software developers. In addition to the core functionality of MySQL, MariaDB offers a rich set of feature enhancements including alternate storage engines, server optimizations, and security and performance patches. More information on MariaDB is available at http://mariadb.org and http://kb.askmonty.org.

About Hivext Technologies:

Hivext Technologies is the creator of Jelastic – Java platform as a service which runs a vast variety of Java application stacks, SQL and NoSQL
databases, and can automatically vertically scale up and down any Java application. Jelastic is available as a service for Java developers at
http://jelastic.com, and as a package for hosting providers wishing to add Java hosting to their portfolio. Learn more at http://jelastic.com.