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Resources for Highly Available Database Clusters: ClusterControl Release Webinar, Support for Postgres, New Website and More

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

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

New Live Technical Webinar

Introducing the New ClusterControl with Live Demo on 24th of March

Johan Andersson, CTO at Severalnines will walk us through the latest edition of ClusterControl and its new features in the form of a live demo. Johan will go over the latest features in ClusterControl including the recently announced support for Postgres.

Register here



Product Announcements & Resources


Management and Monitoring of Existing Postgres Servers

This week we announced support for PostgreSQL and ClusterControl can now be used to monitor database metrics, queries and schedule backups. With this new addition, ClusterControl supports MySQL with its main variations MariaDB, Percona XtraDB (single or clustered), MongoDB and PostgreSQL. Companies can manage all these databases through one unified interface.

Find out more


ClusterControl Template for Zabbix

We also announced a ClusterControl Template for Zabbix, so Zabbix users can now get information about the status of their database clusters, backups and alarms. We have previously published integrations with other monitoring systems including Nagios and PagerDuty.

Find out more


Technical Webinar - Replay

A DevOps Guide to Database Infrastructure Automation for eCommerce

We were lucky enough to recently have Riaan Nolan of Foodpanda/Rocket Internet as our guest speaker for a session during which he shared his experience and advice on how to automate highly available Commerce infrastructures.

If you’re interested in how to deal with the following topics (and more), then do check out the replay of this webinar:

  • eCommerce infrastructure challenges in 2014, including a sample workflow chart outlining: Puppet, GitHub, Capistrano, Nginx, PHP5-FPM / Ruby, Percona XtraDB, Couchbase, SOLR, GlusterFS
  • Provisioning of test/QA and highly available production environments across multi-datacenter and multi-cloud environments (AWS Cloud Formation)
  • Building and maintaining configuration management systems such as Puppet and Chef

Watch the replay and read the slides here


Technical Blogs

As many of you will know, GTID was introduced along with MySQL 5.6, and brought along some major changes in the way MySQL operates. When previously one had to work around limitations related to binary logs, it’s now all in the GTID. GTIDs are not flawless though, find out more in this blog post:   

MySQL Replication and GTID-based failover - A Deep Dive into Errant Transactions


Severalnines Company News

The past twelve months have been quite an exiciting time for us and we decided to publish a status update on where we are today as a company and on what we’re looking forward to for the future. If you haven’t read it yet, do have a look at our Momentum Press Release, which we published recently.

Read the Momentum Press Release

And, last but not least, we’ve also published a brand new website last month! Most of you will have noticed the change already: we’re sporting a new look and have introduced a website with better ease of navigation and simpler paths to get to the information our users are looking for. Do let us know if you have any feedback on it!

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

Your Severalnines Team