Connection pooling is not supported?

November 19, 2019 222 views
MySQL DigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database

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

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.

edited by asb
2 Answers


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.

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.

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