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How to Optimize Performance of MongoDB

A number of factors can negatively affect MongoDB performance - inappropriate schema design, improper or no indexing, inadequate hardware,  replication lag, poor query design. In this blog, we’ll take a look at these different factors and provide tips and tricks to optimize performance.

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Decoding the MongoDB Error Logs

This blog provides a high level introduction to the MongoDB error logs, where to find them and how to understand common issues.

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ChatOps - Managing MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL from Slack

CCBot helps you monitor and manage your database Infrastructure from Slack. ChatOps is about bringing your DevOps work to your chats and conversations within a team, e.g. Slack. You can deploy database clusters, get status information, trigger backups, add nodes to your cluster or replication setup by talking to a chatbot, which understands ClusterControl commands.

Optimizing Your Linux Environment for MongoDB

This blog details the steps you should take to setup your environment to optimally run a MongoDB setup.

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MongoDB Chain Replication Basics

This blog provides a high level introduction to chain replication for MongoDB.

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Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Safeguarding your Data

So now that you have your databases up and running and highly available, how do you ensure that you have backups of your data? You can use backups for multiple things: disaster recovery, to provide production data to test against development or even to provision a slave node. This last case is already covered by ClusterControl. When you add a new (replica) node to your replication setup, ClusterControl will make a backup/snapshot of the master node and use it to build the replica. 

Deploying Cloud Databases with ClusterControl 1.6

ClusterControl 1.6 comes with tighter integration with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, so it is now possible to launch new instances and deploy MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL directly from the ClusterControl user interface. This blog post shows you how.

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How to Go Into Production With MongoDB - Top Ten Tips

Check out some of these top tips for going into production with MongoDB from selecting deployment options through to monitoring solutions.

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Watch the Webinar Replay: How to Measure Database Availability

Watch Part 2 of our database high availability webinar special. In this session we focus on how to measure database availability. It is notoriously hard to measure and report on, although it is an important KPI in any SLA between you and your customers. We discuss the different factors that affect database availability and see how one can measure database availability in a realistic way.

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Announcing ClusterControl 1.6 - automation and management of open source databases in the cloud

You can now deploy MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL clusters in the cloud. ClusterControl now supports deployments of your databases on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. This blog provides an overview of the new features in the ClusterControl 1.6 release.