SQL Relay

Sometimes, when working with a LAMP application I miss a nice little thing called connection pooling.  Recently, a colleague sent me a link to SQLRelay by firstworks.


It looks to be a very flexible and very usable piece of software.  It supports a wide variety of DB back-ends and clients.

One of the parts I'm interested in at the moment is the load balancing and failover capabilities.  I'm working on getting a good test environment built so that I can actually put this thing through it's paces.  I'll likely be using EC2/S3 to do that so more on that adventure later.