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How to Monitor MongoDB with Prometheus & ClusterControl

ClusterControl’s new agent-based monitoring of MongoDB with Prometheus offers dashboards with graphs of high resolution metrics data. In this blog, we will have a look at the different graphs that are available to users.

Database High Availability Comparison - MySQL / MariaDB Replication vs Oracle Data Guard

This blog compares MySQL replication vs Oracle Data Guard solution for High Availability.

Cloud Backup Options for MySQL & MariaDB Databases

Cloud storage is a scalable and reliable way of archiving backups. There are some design considerations when building cloud-enabled backup solutions for MySQL or MariaDB in order to meet security and recovery objectives.

In this blog post, we will discuss encryption, compression, and network traffic throttling. We’ll also see how you can upload your backups to Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Azure Storage.

How to Monitor MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster with Prometheus Using SCUMM

In this blog, we will show you how to monitor Galera Cluster for MySQL or MariaDB using Prometheus. We will have a look at the newly released SCUMM architecture for agent-based monitoring and how ClusterControl deploys Prometheus and exporters to collect database metrics and the graphs available in the different dashboards.

How to Monitor Multiple MySQL Instances Running on the Same Machine - ClusterControl Tips & Tricks

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use ClusterControl to monitor multiple MySQL instances running on one host.

How to Deploy MongoDB for High Availability

MongoDB provides ReplicaSets to help you address high availability database requirements. Although support for replication and failover is built-in, it is not enough for the database to be considered production-ready. That requires a set of policies and procedures, like getting alerted in case of performance slowdowns, anomalies or failures in a live environment. Backups are essential. Being able to automatically recover from different types of failures can drastically reduce downtime.

How to Automate Database Workload Analysis with ClusterControl Performance Advisors

ClusterControl provides you with a set of monitoring and performance advisors to add stability to your database infrastructures. It enables you to detect and solve unique problems in your environments. In this blog, you will see how you can also create custom advisors to extend your database environment monitoring with ClusterControl for free.

Database Security Monitoring for MySQL and MariaDB

The purpose of database security monitoring is twofold. One, to identify security breaches or any unauthorized or undesirable activity on the database. And two, to ensure that  databases comply with policies and security standards set by the organisation.

An Overview of Database Operational Reporting in ClusterControl

It is difficult to measure and report on all database infrastructure components manually. In this article, we discuss the different operational reports available in ClusterControl. ClusterControl operational reports will help you to automate your daily cluster auditings tasks like database backups, operating system workload or instance and schema security.

6 Common Failure Scenarios for MySQL & MariaDB, and How to Fix Them

Database failures can happen at different levels, from schema corruption on an individual server to hardware or even an entire datacenter going down. So how do we troubleshoot and fix these? In this blogpost, we will walk through 6 different failure scenarios and see how we recovery from them.

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