Severalnines Creates Programmable DevOps Platform to Manage Leading Open Source Databases

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt


New ClusterControl release includes customisation language for management and automation

Stockholm, Sweden and anywhere else in the world – 27 MAY 2015Severalnines, the provider of database infrastructure management software, today launched the latest version of its ClusterControl platform. This database automation product cuts down time for businesses to deploy, monitor, manage and scale multiple open source databases. With this latest release, Severalnines is helping database and system administrators take full control of their database resources.

Management of databases is increasing in complexity as companies need to meet higher uptime requirements for their data, plus provide security when it is distributed across public/private clouds in a diverse, virtualised infrastructure. Customisation of management tools with simple parameters will not work as database environments become more complex.

ClusterControl now offers users the ability to create their own custom programs, also called advisors, to automate more tasks and increase productivity via an Integrated Developer Studio. Advisors are mini-programs that provide advice on how to address issues in areas such as database performance, security, scalability, configuration and capacity planning. This new programmable platform also builds the foundation for the ClusterControl advisors architecture.

The new ClusterControl and its Developer Studio allow IT professionals to:

  • Test and secure databases with security audits
  • Dynamically tune any database configuration with custom built advisors
  • Use predictive analytics to calculate compute, storage and network capacity at any time
  • Automatically install and setup programs remotely on a host server

For additional details about the release:

Here are the new product specification details:

ClusterControl DSL (Domain Specific Language): ClusterControl DSL, allows IT administrators to extend the functionality of the ClusterControl platform by creating advisors. With its syntax based on JavaScript (JS), ClusterControl DSL can execute SQL statements, run shell commands across all cluster hosts and retrieve results for advisors to process.

Integrated Developer Studio: The ClusterControl Developer Studio provides a simple and appealing development environment to quickly create, edit, compile, run, test, debug and schedule your JavaScript programs.

Advisors: Advisors in ClusterControl provide specific advice on how to address database issues such as performance, security, log management and configuration. This advice can range from setting up a simple alert system to a complex prediction engine for cluster-wide automation. For community ClusterControl users, a set of open source advisors are available under an MIT licence on GitHub.

Vinay Joosery, Co-Founder and CEO of Severalnines said: “ClusterControl’s programming environment is like an open system that gives real-time access to the entire database infrastructure, from workload metrics to configuration files, logs and even direct access to the complete Linux BASH environment of the hosts. With the latest release of ClusterControl, we’re allowing IT to control their database environment in ways that was previously difficult to accomplish, or even outright impossible.”

Alexander Yu, Vice President of Products, added: “Our language is effective for flexible automation and programming. IT teams can use mathematical and statistical functions to act on time series data sets, execute remote commands on their cluster hosts and run SQL statements across their servers. Sticking to our community ethos, the advisors we make available are under an open source MIT licence, so users can either improve our work or create their own.”

The new ClusterControl will be presented by Johan Andersson, CTO at Severalnines, during a live demo session on June 9th; users can register here.

About Severalnines

Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters. We help companies deploy their databases in any environment, and manage all operational aspects to achieve high-scale availability.

Severalnines’ products are used by developers and administrators of all skills levels to provide the full ‘deploy, manage, monitor, scale’ database cycle, thus freeing them from the complexity and learning curves that are typically associated with highly available database clusters. The company has enabled over 7,000 deployments to date via its popular online database configurator. Currently counting BT, Orange, Cisco, CNRS, Technicolor, AVG, Ping Identity and Paytrail as customers.  Severalnines is a private company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan. To see who is using Severalnines today visit,

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