Improve Amazon RDS scale and reduce costs up to 50%: No code changes.

 How is the Heimdall Proxy Unique?

  • Database Vendor neutral (All RDS types)
  • We guarantee data consistency 
  • Active Directory integration
  • Check out our webinar.

Read/Write Split with Strong Consistency

Intelligently routes queries to writers and readers without code changes. Evenly load balances to the lowest latency replica without DNS issues. Users receive the most up-to-date data with our replication lag detection. Check out our AWS blog.

Heimdall for ElastiCache

Automated Query Caching: Removes latency to the database, SQL results are cached and invalidated into Amazon ElastiCache. Deployment requires zero code changes.

Connection Pooling

The Heimdall proxy supports true multi-user pooling. Operators can safely scale without overwhelming database resources: 

  • Connection Pooling: Multiple client connections are associated to a database connection. Users can limit connections per user and per database. 
  • Connection Multiplexing: Backend connections are created for only “active”, non-idle queries. This results in lower memory, and reduced database costs. Check out our AWS blog.

 

Transparent Batching of Singleton INSERT’s

Heimdall Data improves performance over 1000x! 

  • Ideal use case:  INSERT a large amount of data at once on a single connection. See below demo video.

  • Not so ideal use case: Concurrent writes and reads against the same table will just block until the DML operation is completed.

Watch how batching INSERTs improved performance 1000x!

 

Redshift Video Topic Video Start Time (sec)
Batch Processing 0:00
Query Caching 7:30
Connection Pooling 12:25
Q&A 14:57

 

Active Directory / LDAP Integraion

Users directly accessing the database can be a security risk. Extra resources are required to manage passwords (e.g. resets, employee departures). The Heimdall Proxy secures data access with:

1) Authentication and Authorization with Active Directory

2) Synchronization of users/groups to roles with the database

This removes the need for multiple places of authentication management. As a database firewall, our proxy identifies unknown and rogue queries to guarantee data integrity.

Automated Persistent Connection Failover

But doesn’t Amazon RDS already support failover?

We take an application-centric approach: Upon a failure, we queue up the connection and transparently failover to the standby  RDS instance. This greatly reduces application errors and exceptions; not so, with a TCP/IP load balancer.

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