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How to Automate Daily DevOps Database Tasks with Chef

Managing databases can be repetitive, and performing manual tasks on a daily basis can be tedious and error-prone. Therefore, if you are already using Chef to automate your infrastructure, why not automate your databases as well? In this blog, we will show you how to translate your manual DBA tasks into an automated set of rules with Chef.

ClusterControl Tips and Tricks: Running ClusterControl on PHP 7

PHP 5 is deprecated since early this year, which may cause some concerns when running ClusterControl. This blog post shows you how to run ClusterControl on PHP 7.

How Roles Have Changed in MySQL 8.0 and How to Use Them

Making sure the right people have access to your MySQL data is very important. This blog shares what has changed with user management in MySQL 8.0.

Database Security - How to Use Encryption to Protect Your MongoDB Data

Database security is an important part of management. This blog shows you how to use different types of encryption to ensure your MongoDB data is secure.

One Security System for Application, Connection Pooling and PostgreSQL - The Case for LDAP

This blog describes how you can use LDAP for both authentication and connection pooling with your PostgreSQL database.

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.

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.

Utilizing Encryption to Strengthen PostgreSQL Database Security

This blog provides an overview of encryption for PostgreSQL as part of some of the overall measures needed to establish database security and keep your data protected.

Become a ClusterControl DBA: Operational Reports for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL & MongoDB

The idea behind ClusterControl operational reporting is to put all of the most relevant data into a single document which can be quickly analyzed in order to get a clear understanding of the status of the databases and its processes. This blog post shows how to leverage the ops report functionality to understand the state of your MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL infrastructure.

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.

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