ProxySQL Training Course


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


  • Database engineers
  • System administrators

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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