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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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ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Manage and Monitor Your Existing MySQL NDB Cluster

NDB Cluster is an advanced storage engine in MySQL, and provides automatic sharding and replication of data. However, it does take quite a bit of effort to administer. This blog post explains how to import MySQL NDB Cluster into ClusterControl so you can manage it from a web interface.

How to Deploy a MySQL NDB Cluster Using ClusterControl

This blog post describes the process of easily deploying MySQL NDB Cluster using ClusterControl.

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The Easy Way to Deploy MySQL Replication and ProxySQL with Automatic Failover

This blog post shows you how to easily deploy a highly available MySQL replication setup with ProxySQL and Keepalived using ClusterControl.

Monitoring your Databases with ClusterControl

Observability is critical piece of the operations puzzle - you have to be able to tell the state of your systems based on trending data presented in the form of graphs and alerts. Ideally, this data will be available from one single location. This blog explains how ClusterControl can work as a monitoring hub for all your database systems.

Introduction to Failover for MySQL Replication - the 101 Blog

With this blog post we aim to give you an introduction to failover handling in MySQL & MariaDB by discussing what failover is, why it is unavoidable and what the difference is between failover and switchover. We also discuss the failover process in its most generic form and touch a bit on different issues that you will have to deal with in relation to the failover process.