ProxySQL Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • A general understanding of proxy concepts.
  • Experience with MySQL.
  • Experience with the Linux command line.


  • Database engineers
  • System administrators


ProxySQL is a proxy for MySQL, Percona Server, and MariaDB.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at engineers who wish to use a proxy approach to ensure high availability for MySQL based databases.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure ProxySQL.
  • Enable thousands of concurrent database connections over multiple backend servers.
  • Deploy multiple proxies spanning numerous database instances.
  • Optimize the performance of a MySQL cluster, without altering the querying applications.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.
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Course Outline


Setting up ProxySQL

Overview of ProxySQL Features and Architecture

How Query Caching Works

Configuring ProxySQL's Rule Engine

Caching MySQL Queries

Routing Queries to Different MySQL Clusters

Case Study: ProxySQL as a “Firewall" for Harmful Queries

Integrating ProxySQL with Third-Party Tools to Enable Failover

Monitoring MySQL Backends

Generating Workload Statistics

Demoting Backend Servers When Errors Are Encountered

Handling Sticky Transactions

Handling Real-time Transactions

Deploying Cascading Proxies


Summary and Conclusion



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