Recovering from Aurora Database Failovers and MySql Connection Pooling

Recently a planned AWS Aurora database failover/master reboot caused database connection failures in one of our services which caused me to delve deeper into how MySql driver manages connections under the hood.

Using Serverless Functions to Build a Microservices Architecture

Seeing as micro-service architectures are all the rage these days, I decided to dip into it by building…

Dynamically Mapping Tenant Requests to Tenant Databases in Multi-Tenant Web Applications

In a multi-tenant environment the application database is usually partitioned by tenants. This is done to achieve isolation and scalability. The problem of course is how do you route tenant requests to the correct databases?