What I now know about HAproxied Django database connections, and wish I'd known sooner

Posted on Tue 08 September 2020 in presentations • 1 min read

I’ve been wanting to speak at PyCon.au for a long time now, and finally did for the 2020 PyConline AU edition.

This was a truly wonderful conference, in which the organisers and attendees collectively bent over backwards and put in a massive effort to run an event that was just as wonderful as an in-person event would have been.

This is a purely technical talk, and covers some very interesting aspects of dealing with Galera high availability clusters for MySQL and MariaDB database servers, connecting though them from Django via an HAProxy load balancer, and then dealing with interesting side effects of that combination.

And, as always, you can also review my slides, with all my speaker notes: