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9 blog posts in 13 categories

How to perform Schema Changes in MySQL & MariaDB in a Safe Way

This blog describes best practices to make your database schema changes in MySQL and MariaDB flawless. We will walk you through different scenarios and recomment some approaches for each.

A Performance Cheat Sheet for MongoDB

Performance tuning is not trivial, but you can go a long way with a few basic guidelines. In this blog, we will discuss how you analyze the workload of your MongoDB production systems, and then we’ll review a list of important configuration parameters that can help you improve performance.

Comparing RDS vs EC2 for Managing MySQL or MariaDB on AWS

When managing MySQL on AWS, one has the choice between convenience of a hosting service like RDS, and the control and flexibility of running MySQL on EC2. This blog discusses the difference, with focus on the tradeoffs when using replication.

Cloud Disaster Recovery for MariaDB and MySQL

This blog is a handy survival guide for MySQL & MariaDB (cloud) disaster recovery and how to survive datacenter failures.

My MySQL Database is Corrupted... What Do I Do Now?

Performing regular database backups is imperative for any production system. Usually when MySQL data gets corrupted, the recommendation is to restore it from the last backup, switch to DR server or take down the affected node down, if you have a cluster, to serve data immediately from other nodes. In some cases you can't - if the backup is not there, the cluster was never set up, your replication is down for a very long time, or the DR procedure was never tested.

Cloud Database Features Comparison - Amazon RDS vs Google Cloud SQL

As more companies run their workloads in the cloud, cloud database services are increasingly being used manage data. Database services from the leading vendors share many similarities, but they have their own characteristics that may make them well-, or ill-suited to your workload. In this article, we are going to compare the database services from two of the leading cloud vendors - Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL.

Comparing Replication Solutions from Oracle and MySQL

In this post, we are going to compare Oracle 12c logical replication with MySQL 5.7. Both technologies offer reliable standby systems to offload production workload and help in case of disaster. We will take a look at their architectures, analyze pros and cons and go through the steps on how to set them up.

Comparing Oracle RAC HA Solution to Galera Cluster for MySQL or MariaDB

This blog provides a comparison of achieving high availability with Oracle RAC vs MySQL Galera Cluster.

How to Get Started with ClusterControl

In this blog we show you how to become a modern DBA and achieve your goals with ClusterControl, the ready-made solution that will help you automate your database system lifecycle in no time.

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