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Connection pooling is not supported?

I just want to make sure I read that correctly, pooling is not supported by your managed Mysql instances?

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/mysql/

Does this mean I can only have a single connection from my servlet container? That would definitely be a deal breaker for a production system.


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Hello,

Connection pooling is just a specific technique in handling connections, it means that connections are reused rather than created each time a connection is requested.

Connection pooling is different from max_connections in MySQL, so this means that you could still have multiple connections from your server to your Database cluster.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

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So it’s on the server side, not the client side. Ok, that makes sense. I would clarify that in the docs as it could scare off devs like myself who are considering moving to a managed db.