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In this blog post, we visit, at a high-level, the major SQL clauses as they apply to PostgreSQL. There are many dialects of SQL but PostgreSQL’'s interpretation is the focus in this blog.

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.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

This blog is about good practices for taking database backups using ClusterControl 1.7. ClusterControl’s centralized backup management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB provides you with hot backups of large datasets, point in time recovery, at-rest and in-transit data encryption, data integrity via automatic restore verification, cloud backups (AWS, Google and Azure) for Disaster Recovery, retention policies to ensure compliance, and automated alerts and reporting.

Migrating from MSSQL to PostgreSQL - What You Should Know

If you are considering moving from a MSSQL environment to PostgreSQL, this blog provides a high level overview of what you should know to migrate between the two.

Simple Scheduling of Maintenance Windows across your Database Clusters

Maintenance is something that an operation team can not avoid. ClusterControl can be configured to simplify your maintenance routines. In this post, we’ll show you some advanced use cases of cluster-wide maintenance with iterations using ClusterControl CLI.

How to Create a Single Endpoint for your PostgreSQL Replication setup using HAProxy

PostgreSQL clients usually talk to a single endpoint, but what happens when you use a replication setup? Configuring the application to talk to the primary server does not work well if it fails! This blog reviews how HAProxy can be used on top of a replication setup, how to deploy and configure it, and how ClusterControl can help on these tasks.

Webinar: Backup Management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL & MongoDB with ClusterControl

Join us on November 13th 2018 for this webinar on Backup Management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB with ClusterControl. Whether you are looking at rebuilding your existing backup infrastructure, or updating it, then this webinar is for you.

How to Minimize RPO for Your PostgreSQL Databases Using Point in Time Recovery

In a disaster recovery plan, the amount of data you can afford to lose, also called RPO, is directly dependent on Point in Time Recovery (PITR) features of your data infrastructure.

In this blog, we will see what PITR is, when it’s needed, how to easily use it with ClusterControl; and how, when setup correctly, it is an important element of a  disaster recovery plan.

Dynamic Monitoring of PostgreSQL Instances Using pg_top

This blog provides installation and usage instructions for pg_top, a tool used to monitor PostgreSQL databases from the command line.

A New Way to Personalize Your PostgreSQL Monitoring with Prometheus

In this blog, we will see a new way to personalize your PostgreSQL monitoring with Prometheus. We will have a look at the newly released SCUMM architecture, how ClusterControl deploys Prometheus and exporters to collect database metrics and the graphs available in the different dashboards.