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68 blog posts in 13 categories

Monitoring Your Databases with MySQL Enterprise Monitor

Keeping track of the state of your production databases is crucial for performance and availability. There are a number of database monitoring tools on the market, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor is probably one of the older ones. Let’s take a look at what MySQL Enterprise Monitor can do for us.

Analytics with MariaDB AX - the Open Source Columnar Datastore

What is a columnar datastore? When is it a better fit over a relational datastore? In this blog post, we will take a look at MariaDB AX and how it fits in this landscape.

Monitoring HAProxy Metrics And How They Change With Time

There is a lot information on the traffic that is routed through HAProxy, as well as the state of the backends. This blog post discusses different HAProxy metrics, which ClusterControl collects and presents in the agent-based monitoring mode with Prometheus.

What is MariaDB TX? How to Manage the New MariaDB MySQL Fork!

MariaDB TX is a subscription in which MariaDB combines multiple offerings building a fully-featured, transactional database. The database used in MariaDB TX is MariaDB Server 10.3, which also includes Galera Cluster for synchronous multi-master replication. For the proxy layer MariaDB TX uses MaxScale.

How to Improve Replication Performance in a MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster

Can we increase Galera performance if we speed up applying data that is replicated between its nodes? In this blog post, we assess the impact of having multiple wsrep_slave_threads on the overall performance of Galera cluster.

MySQL & MariaDB Query Caching with ProxySQL & ClusterControl

A query cache can greatly improve database performance, and there are various types of mechanisms available - from the inbuilt MySQL query cache to external key value stores like memcached or Redis. In this blog, we’ll show you how to cache your queries via ProxySQL, and avoid the overhead of an additional dedicated caching layer.

Database Backup Encryption - Best Practices

Backups that contain critical data are stored offsite as part of a disaster recovery solution. Encryption is a basic requirement, but how do you ensure you have the right encryption? How do you manage the encryption keys? And once everything is encrypted, how do you ensure you have the right data in your backups? This blog will discuss some of the best practices related to backup encryption.

How to Encrypt Your MySQL & MariaDB Backups

Backup encryption is a must if you want to store backups offsite for disaster recovery. This post will describe ways in which you can encrypt your MySQL and MariaDB backups.

SQL Firewalling Made Easy with ClusterControl & ProxySQL

This blog describes how to use ClusterControl and ProxySQL to implement an SQL firewall in front of your database servers. The firewall uses a regular expression matching engine to inspect SQL statements going to the database through the proxy, and determines whether to allow, block, reroute or rewrite the incoming query.

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How to Cluster Your ProxySQL Load Balancers

ProxySQL typically sits between the applications and the database servers, so we have to be careful that it does not become a single point of failure (SPOF). In this blog post, we’ll explain how you can set up a ProxySQL cluster for redundancy.

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