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A Performance Cheat Sheet for PostgreSQL

Performance tuning is not trivial, but you can go a long way with a few basic guidelines. In this blog, we will discuss how you analyze the workload of the database, and then review  a list of important configuration parameters to improve the performance of PostgreSQL.

How to Optimize Performance of MongoDB

A number of factors can negatively affect MongoDB performance - inappropriate schema design, improper or no indexing, inadequate hardware,  replication lag, poor query design. In this blog, we’ll take a look at these different factors and provide tips and tricks to optimize performance.

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Decoding the MongoDB Error Logs

This blog provides a high level introduction to the MongoDB error logs, where to find them and how to understand common issues.

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ChatOps - Managing MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL from Slack

CCBot helps you monitor and manage your database Infrastructure from Slack. ChatOps is about bringing your DevOps work to your chats and conversations within a team, e.g. Slack. You can deploy database clusters, get status information, trigger backups, add nodes to your cluster or replication setup by talking to a chatbot, which understands ClusterControl commands.

How to Benchmark Performance of MySQL & MariaDB using SysBench

How can you quickly evaluate performance of a database under intensive load? Welcome to sysbench. This blog gives you a good background of sysbench, and how you can use it to benchmark MySQL and MariaDB.

Deploying PostgreSQL on a Docker Container

This blog provides a high level overview and tips and tricks for deploying your PostgreSQL database on Docker.

MySQL on Docker: Running a MariaDB Galera Cluster without Container Orchestration Tools - Part 1

Container orchestration tools do not always play nicely with database clusters. In this blog post, we are going to look into how to run a MariaDB Galera Cluster on Docker containers using the standard Docker image on multiple Docker hosts without the help of orchestration tools like Swarm or Kubernetes.

ClusterControl Release 1.6.1: MariaDB Backup & PostgreSQL in the Cloud

New Backup Management features for MariaDB, Deployment & Configuration Management features for PostgreSQL in the Cloud as well as a new Monitoring & Alerting feature with the integration with ServiceNow. This blog provides an overview of the new features in the ClusterControl 1.6.1 release.

Webinar: MySQL & MariaDB Performance Tuning for Dummies

Tuning a database and the underlying OS is one of the key tasks when managing a database. The goal is to avoid overutilization or underutilization of the available resources.

In this webinar, we’ll give you a crash course in performance tuning for MySQL & MariaDB databases.

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Multi Datacenter setups with PostgreSQL

This blog details steps you can take to setup multi-datacenter setups for PostgreSQL.