MySQL on Docker – How to Containerize Your Database : New Whitepaper

Ashraf Sharif


Severalnines is happy to announce that our new whitepaper “MySQL on Docker – How to Containerize Your Database” is now available to download for free!

While the idea of containers has been around since the early days of Unix, Docker made waves in 2013 when it hit the market with its innovative solution. Docker allows you to add your stacks and applications to containers where they share a common operating system kernel. This lets you have a lightweight virtualized system with almost zero overhead. Docker also lets you bring containers up or down in seconds, making for rapid deployment of your stack.

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Severalnines has been experimenting with and writing about how to utilize Docker for MySQL in our MySQL on Docker Blog Series since 2014.

This new white paper is the culmination of years of work by our team trying to understand how best to deploy and manage MySQL on Docker while utilizing the advanced monitoring and management features found in ClusterControl.

The topics covered in this white paper are…

  • An Introduction to Docker
  • MySQL Docker Images
  • Networking in Docker
  • Understanding MySQL Containers & Volume
  • Monitoring and Management of MySQL in Docker
    • Docker Security
    • Backup and Restores
  • Running ClusterControl on Docker

If your organization is or plans on taking advantage of the latest in Docker container technology in conjunction with their open source MySQL databases, this whitepaper will help you better understand what you need to do to get started.

ClusterControl on Docker

ClusterControl provides advanced management and monitoring functionality to get your MySQL replication and clustered instances up-and-running using proven methodologies that you can depend on to work. Used in conjunction with other orchestration tools for deployment to the containers, ClusterControl makes managing your open source databases easy with point-and-click interfaces and no need to have specialized knowledge about the technology.

ClusterControl delivers on an array of features to help manage and monitor your open source database environments:

  • Management & Monitoring: ClusterControl provides management features to repair and recover broken nodes, as well as test and automate MySQL upgrades.
  • Advanced Monitoring: ClusterControl provides a unified view of all MySQL nodes and clusters across all your data centers and lets you drill down into individual nodes for more detailed statistics.
  • Automatic Failure Detection and Handling: ClusterControl takes care of your replication clusters health. If a master failure is detected, ClusterControl automatically promotes one of the available slaves to ensure your cluster is always up.

Learn more about how ClusterControl can enhance performance here or pull the Docker Image here.

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