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Benchmarking Managed PostgreSQL Cloud Solutions - Part Two: Amazon RDS

This is part 2 in the series where we put different cloud providers head-to-head to see which one stands out. This blog is about benchmarking Amazon RDS using pgbench and sysbench and then comparing it to Amazon Aurora.

An Introduction to Database High Availability for MySQL & MariaDB

These days high availability is a must for any serious deployment. Long gone are days when you could schedule a downtime of your database for several hours to perform a maintenance. Making a database environment highly available is one of the highest priorities nowadays alongside data integrity. For a database, which is often considered the single source of truth, compromised data integrity can have catastrophic consequences.

Dealing with Unreliable Networks When Crafting an HA Solution for MySQL or MariaDB

Networks may not be always stable or reliable, but your database clusters have to. This blog discusses the things to keep in mind when designing an HA solution for MySQL or MariaDB, deployed across potentially unreliable networks.

MongoDB vs MySQL NoSQL - Why Mongo is Better

As the great database wars rage some users may be considering whether to use the new document storage features of MySQL 8.0 instead of the traditional MongoDB NoSQL setup. This blog explains why Mongo is still the king of the NoSQL world.

Hybrid OLTP/Analytics Database Workloads in Galera Cluster Using Asynchronous Slaves

Reporting and analytics is a common requirement, but should you run it on your production database? For Galera Cluster, heavy OLAP queries may interfere with the performance of regular OLTP operations. In this blog post, we’ll describe an easy way to offload OLAP workload from Galera Cluster to asynchronous replication slave.

Hybrid OLTP/Analytics Database Workloads: Replicating MySQL Data to ClickHouse

Columnar data stores provide much better performance for analytics queries than regular relational databases like MySQL. ClickHouse is an example of such datastore, queries that take minutes to execute in MySQL would take less than a second instead. In this blog post we show how to tackle the challenge of replicating the data from MySQL to ClickHouse.

How to Cluster Odoo 12 with PostgreSQL Streaming Replication for High Availability

Automating all your business processes with Odoo puts stringent requirements on the availability of the platform. What do you do if a server fails? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to cluster Odoo to achieve better availability and scalability on multiple servers. The softwares used are Odoo 12, HAProxy 1.8.8, Keepalived 1.3.9, PostgreSQL 11 and OCFS2 (Oracle Cluster File System).

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.

Real Time Data Streaming with MongoDB Change Streams

MongoDB Change streams allow applications to access real-time data changes without the complexity and risk of tailing the oplog. Applications can use change streams to subscribe to all data changes on a single collection, a database, or an entire deployment, and immediately react to them. This blog provides an overview of this feature.

MySQL Performance Benchmarking: MySQL 5.7 vs MySQL 8.0

MySQL 8.0 features a lot of great improvements, comprehensive support for technologies, and most importantly, its enhanced performance under high read/write workloads. In this blog, we’ll have a look at how MySQL 8.0 performs as compared to its predecessor MySQL 5.7.