Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries

Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries

Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binariesIn this blog post we’ll discuss a caveat when downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries.

Following the previous performance results in my last two posts on sysbench and primary keys (https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/04/07/mysql-5-7-sysbench-oltp-read-results-really-faster/ and https://www.percona.com/blog/2016/03/28/mysql-5-7-primary-key-lookup-results-is-it-really-faster/), I wanted to measure overhead from proxies servers like ProxySQL and MaxScale.

Unfortunately, I found that MaxScale binaries are not available without registering on the MariaDB.com portal. That in itself isn’t a bad thing, but to complete the registration you need to agree to an Evaluation Agreement. The agreement requests you comply with MariaDB Enterprise Terms and Conditions (you can find the text of the agreement here: MariaDB_Enterprise_Subscription_Agreement_US_v14_0).

Personally, I don’t agree with MariaDB’s “Evaluation Agreement” or the “MariaDB Enterprise Terms and Conditions,” so it left me without binaries!

In general, I strongly advise you to carefully read both documents – or, even better, ask your legal team if you can accept MariaDB’s “Evaluation Agreement.”

Fortunately, MaxScale’s source code is available from https://github.com/mariadb-corporation/MaxScale. I had to build binaries myself, which I will share with you in this post! You can get MaxScale 1.4.1 binaries here https://www.percona.com/downloads/TESTING/MaxScale/. No “Evaluation Agreement” needed!

I will follow up in a future post with my proxies testing results.

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