Announcing ClusterControl 1.8: Manage Hundreds of Databases from a Single Interface

Forrest Lymburner


We’re excited to announce the 1.8 release of ClusterControl – the only database management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure. 

ClusterControl has always allowed our users to manage multiple database clusters, using different technologies, in a polyglot environment; all from a single interface. But earlier this year a customer challenged us with the desire to manage hundreds of database nodes from a single controller.

This release is the culmination of the efforts to meet and exceed that need. Through countless system improvements, ClusterControl 1.8 now lets you deploy, manage, and monitor hundreds of nodes from one single controller.

Coupled with the scalability improvements, we also have added the ability to add keyword tags to your database clusters along with new search options, making it easy to quickly locate the cluster you wish to manage. This feature is currently only available as part of the CLI.

Release Highlights

Across the Board Scalability Improvements

  • The backend components of ClusterControl have been fundamentally improved to allow for the ability to manage hundreds of database nodes from a single controller
  • These improvements include improved load times while lowering CPU consumption

Cluster Tagging

  • When managing a large number of database clusters you need to be able to find the one you are looking for quickly and easily. 
  • Cluster Tagging allows you to add keyword tags to each cluster (e.g. Tag by department, project, application, server, cloud provider, etc). You can then look up clusters by the keyword tags.
  • Cluster Tagging is currently only supported in the ClusterControl CLI

Integration with Vault for Maximum Data Protection

  • Vault by HashiCorp is a service that allows you to keep your ultra sensitive data secure, even when deployed across multiple servers & clouds.
  • ClusterControl can now integrate directly with the Vault APIs from the ClusterControl CLI, allowing you to shift from the standard methods of security to a more dynamic infrastructure as defined by ephemeral applications and servers, trusted sources of user and application identity, and software-based encryption.

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Release Details

Improved Scalability

Polyglot at Scale – this is what the new ClusterControl 1.8 offers you. Our customers now have the ability to manage hundreds of database nodes (including master/master, master/slave, analytics, etc) across an array of open source database technologies. 

ClusterControl has always allowed you to manage many different databases, but with the scalability improvements in this release, any enterprise can now manage all of their open source databases, using enterprise-grade features, at scale.

Cluster Tagging

Some DBA’s and SysAdmins are responsible for managing dozens, if not hundreds of databases. Without ClusterControl, these typically have to be managed individually, one-by-one.

ClusterControl allows you to deploy and manage many different technology stacks, all from a single controller. With cluster tagging, the user can now add keyword tags to each cluster and then filter by the keyword to show the clusters with that tag. This feature is currently only supported in the ClusterControl CLI.

Vault Integration

Not all data should be treated equally. Using a traditional infrastructure model, the system was protected by erecting a wall around the hardware, but in the days of multi-cloud, SaaS, and globalization this type of security model doesn’t really work anymore.

Vault is an API-centric approach that allows you to control the security of your data using dynamic, software-based methods instead of relying solely on what’s offered from the hosts and applications.

ClusterControl now has the ability to integrate with Vault via the ClusterControl CLI and ensure your most secret information remains protected.


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