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Migration from Oracle Database to MariaDB - A Deep Dive

Following our recent blogs showcasing how to migrate from Oracle to MySQL/Percona, then to MariaDB and what you should know, this blog offers extra thoughts and insights before you plan to migrate to MariaDB.

How to Migrate from Oracle to MySQL / Percona Server

Migrating from Oracle RDBMS to MySQL/Percona Server is an enormous task. This blog offers a basic guide to migration, especially if you're coming from Oracle and have limited knowledge of MySQL. The blog does not offer a step-by-step process, but it provides general information of what you should consider before a migration from Oracle to MySQL/Percona Server.

MySQL Performance Benchmarking: MySQL 5.7 vs MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 features a lot of great improvements, comprehensive support for technologies, and most importantly, its enhanced performance under high read/write workloads. In this blog, we’ll have a look at how MySQL 8.0 performs as compared to its predecessor MySQL 5.7.

MySQL Performance Cheat Sheet

You would be surprised by the number of MySQL installations running default configurations, regardless of the workload. However, what works well for a read-intensive workload might not work as well for a write-intensive one. Configuration parameters also need to take into account the underlying hardware. This cheat sheet provides some quick tips on how to tune some of the key MySQL variables in order to improve performance.

Database Monitoring - Troubleshooting Prometheus with SCUMM Dashboards

Our SCUMM dashboards rely on Prometheus and exporters to provide high-resolution monitoring data. However, there are cases when dashboards may not load. This blog goes through some troubleshooting guidelines.

Database Security - Backup Encryption In-Transit & At-Rest

Backup Encryption in-transit and at-rest are important when complying with PHI, PII, PCI DSS, GDPR, and HIPAA. This blog discusses how you can use ClusterControl to safely secure your data during transmission over the network or when persistently stored on disk.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

This blog is about good practices for taking database backups using ClusterControl 1.7. ClusterControl’s centralized backup management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB provides you with hot backups of large datasets, point in time recovery, at-rest and in-transit data encryption, data integrity via automatic restore verification, cloud backups (AWS, Google and Azure) for Disaster Recovery, retention policies to ensure compliance, and automated alerts and reporting.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL With SCUMM Dashboards - Part 3

In this 3rd part of the blog series, we’ll discuss what ClusterControl’s new InnoDB Metrics and MySQL Performance dashboards have to offer. These dashboards provide a pretty in-depth view of MySQL performance. We’ll go through the different graphs, and see how a DBA can leverage them.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL Replication with SCUMM Dashboards - Part 2

The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). Monitoring MySQL with SCUMM Part 1 adds the efficiency and productivity for a MySQL Database Administrator.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL with SCUMM Dashboards Part 1


The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). SCUMM comes with a number of new dashboards that make database ops teams more efficient and productive. In this blog, we’ll look at how to leverage the MySQL Overview dashboard.

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