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Resources for Database Clusters: New Chef Cookbook, New Devops Webinar for eCommerce and More

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

Like every month this year, we have created new content and tools for you; here is a summary of what we’ve published this December. Please do check it out and let us know if you have any comments or feedback.

And thank you for following us in the past 12 months and for your fidelity; we look forward to “seeing” you next year as well and wish you a great start to 2015!

New Live Technical Webinars

webinar-devops-ecommerce.pngInfrastructure 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. Register here.

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. Register here.

Technical Webinar - Replay

webinar-galeravsndb_replay.pngIn this webinar, Severalnines VP of Products, Alex Yu, who was part of the team at Ericsson that originally developed the NDB storage engine in 2001, gave an overview of these two clustering architectures and discussed their respective strengths and weaknesses. Watch the replay.

Product Announcements & Resources

Chef Cookbooks for ClusterControl - Management and Monitoring for your Database Clusters

This month, we were glad to announce the availability of a Chef cookbook for ClusterControl. This cookbook replaces previous cookbooks we released for ClusterControl and Galera Cluster. Using Puppet instead? No problem, check out our Puppet module for ClusterControl.

Find out more about our new Chef cookbook


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.

Find all our customer case studies here!

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 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’re hiring (again)! This time we’re looking for a great technical support engineer; feel free to pass the information on if you know of anyone who might be a good fit for this role.

See the full job description here!

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