Severalnines Blog
The automation and management blog for open source databases

Resources for Database Clusters: Galera vs MySQL Cluster Webinar, New ClusterControl User Guide and More

Posted in:

Check Out Our Latest Technical Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters

Here is a summary of resources & tools that we’ve made available to you in the past weeks. If you have any questions on these, feel free to contact us!

New Live Technical Webinars



Galera Cluster for MySQL vs MySQL (NDB) Cluster - A High Level Comparison

MySQL Cluster is the official clustering solution from Oracle, while Galera Cluster for MySQL/MariaDB is slowly but surely establishing itself as the de-facto clustering solution in the wider MySQL and MariaDB ecosystem.


Thursday, December 11th 2014 at 09:00 GMT (UK) / 10:00 CET (Germany, France, Sweden)

Register Now

North America/LatAm

Thursday, December 11th 2014 at 9:00 Pacific Time (US) / 12:00 Eastern Time (US)

Register Now

In this webinar, we will look at these two alternatives for MySQL-based database clustering and present an unbiased view on their strengths/weaknesses as well as their use cases.

A DevOps Guide to Database Infrastructure Automation for eCommerce

Infrastructure automation isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either, says Riaan Nolan. Riaan has been in operations for the past decade, and has built over a dozen eCommerce properties. Automation is a worthwhile investment for retailers serious about eCommerce, but deciding on which tools to invest in can be a confusing and overwhelming process.


Tuesday, February 17th 2015 at 09:00 GMT (UK) / 10:00 CET (Germany, France, Sweden)

Register Now

North America/LatAm

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 at 9:00 Pacific Time (US) / 12:00 Eastern Time (US)

Register Now

Join us for this webinar to understand the key pain points that online retailers experience and which indicate that it’s time to invest in database automation. Our guest speaker will be Riaan Nolan of Foodpanda, Rocket Internet’s global online food delivery marketplace operating in over 40 countries.

Technical Webinar - Replay


Operations is not so much about specific technologies, but about the techniques and tools you use to deploy and manage them. Monitoring, managing schema changes and pushing them in production, performance optimizations, configurations, version upgrades, backups; these are all aspects to consider – preferably before going live.

In this webinar, Severalnines CTO Johan Andersson discussed 9 key aspects to consider before taking Galera Cluster for MySQL into production.

View the replay and read the slides!

Product Announcements & Resources

New ClusterControl User Guide for MySQL based Clusters

Following the release of ClusterControl 1.2.8 with a range of cool new features, we have now also published a new ClusterControl User Guide that provides all the steps, tips & tricks to follow in order to successfully deploy, monitor, manage and scale database clusters.

Read more here!



Customer Case Studies

Every month, new ClusterControl customers and users join the Severalnines Community and we’re pleased that they’re happy to share their experiences with all of us, thank you. We trust that some of this content will resonate with you and that you might find some helpful insight here that you can apply to your own clustering requirements.

Spree: Severalnines ClusterControl selected by online fashion leader Spree to support 500% eCommerce Growth logo-spree.png
Paytrail: ePayment Processing Data over multi-Datacenter MariaDB Cluster - Paytrail chooses ClusterControl paytrail-logo-200x200.png

If you’d like us to share your Severalnines ClusterControl story with the wider community, please contact Jean-Jérôme at for more information.


Technical Blogs

We published a whole range of technical blogs in the past few weeks. Find them listed here and feel free to let us know your feedback on them!

We trust these resources are useful. If you have any questions on them or on related topics, please do contact us!