The Perl DBI now includes DBD::Gofer -- a new stateless-proxy technology with pluggable transport layers. It's the "next big thing" for Perl DBI. Do you need high availability? Connection pooling? Scaling to thousands of clients? Result-set caching? Connect over unreliable links?
By avoiding the need for a permanent connection to a stateful proxy server, proxy requests can be treated more like web requests. Proven web technologies can then be applied to your Perl DBI database traffic. Come and see how DBD::Gofer can make your life easier.