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A Developer’s Guide to MongoDB Sharding

This blog provides an overview of sharding in MongoDB and how it can be used concurrently with other methods to achieve high availability.

New White Paper on State-of-the-Art Database Management: ClusterControl - The Guide

Announcing the availability of our first white paper on ClusterControl, the only management system you’ll ever need to automate and manage your open source database infrastructure! Download ClusterControl - The Guide today!

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Webinar Replay - Monitoring on Steroids for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB

In this webinar replay, we discuss how to effectively monitor distributed database clusters or replication setups for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB. We look at different types of monitoring infrastructures, from on-prem to cloud and from agent-based to agentless. Then we dive into the different monitoring features available in the free ClusterControl Community Edition - from time-series charts of metrics, dashboards and queries to performance advisors.

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.

Custom Graphs to Monitor your MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL Systems - ClusterControl Tips & Tricks

This blog post will show you how to add custom graphs to ClusterControl to monitor specific MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB or PostgreSQL metrics.

Become a ClusterControl DBA: Performance and Health Monitoring

This blog post shows how to leverage ClusterControl performance monitoring and advisors functionality to keep your MySQL, MongoDB and/or PostgreSQL databases and clusters healthy.

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.

Overview of the MongoDB Database Profiler

The MongoDB database profiler is a useful tool that can help gain insight into the performance characteristics of operations running inside your MongoDB instances. In this blog, we’ll learn how to use it.

A Developer’s Guide to MongoDB Replica Sets

This blog provides a high-level, developers view of achieving high availability with MongoDB using replica sets. It includes how-to instructions and tips and tricks for getting it right.

How ClusterControl Monitors your Database Servers and Clusters Agentlessly

Agentless monitoring is the collection of performance metrics from databases without installing any agent software on the servers being monitored. This approach is easy to manage and gets you up and running within minutes.

This blog post describes how ClusterControl uses the agentless approach to monitor databases.

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