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27 blog posts in 13 categories

Deploying MongoDB Using Docker

This blog provides an introduction to deploying MongoDB using a Docker container. We will look at some important concepts like volume mapping and connecting to a MongoDB container from another container using links.

MySQL on Docker: Multiple Delayed Replication Slaves for Disaster Recovery with Low RTO

A delayed replication slave is useful in recovering from accidental data deletion. But how long should the delay be? Too short delay might not be enough for you to get to a terminal and stop an offending query. Too long delay means a long recovery time when catching up.

This blog post shows how to deploy multiple MySQL delayed slaves on one single physical host with Docker, and shows some of the recovery scenarios.

MySQL on Docker: Running ProxySQL as Kubernetes Service

When your application containers are orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes, you might want to use ProxySQL in front of your database servers. In this post, we’ll show you how to configure ProxySQL as a Kubernetes service.

MySQL on Docker: Running ProxySQL as a Helper Container on Kubernetes

When your application containers are orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes, you might want to use ProxySQL to better take advantage of your distributed database service running on replication or Galera. In this post, we are going to cover how to run ProxySQL on Kubernetes as a helper container in a pod.

MySQL on Docker: How to Monitor MySQL Containers with Prometheus - Part 1 - Deployment on Standalone and Swarm

Prometheus is an open-source software for monitoring and alerting, it depends on exporters to ‘scrape’ information from e.g., MySQL running on Docker. In this blog, we’ll see how to deploy the database as well as the monitoring stack with Prometheus and its components. We’ll do this for both MySQL running on standalone Docker containers as well as a Galera Cluster running on Docker Swarm.

Using Kubernetes to Deploy PostgreSQL

This blog provides steps on how to run a PostgreSQL database on a Kubernetes cluster using Docker containerization.

MySQL on Docker: Running a MariaDB Galera Cluster without Orchestration Tools - DB Container Management - Part 2

So you’ve deployed MariaDB cluster on Docker, what next? What do you do when containers fail or are rescheduled, and IP addresses change? How do you ensure that the database adapts to changes to the underlying container configurations? In this follow-up blog post, we’ll look into cluster management and orchestration of Galera cluster on Docker.

Deploying PostgreSQL on a Docker Container

This blog provides a high level overview and tips and tricks for deploying your PostgreSQL database on Docker.

MySQL on Docker: Running a MariaDB Galera Cluster without Container Orchestration Tools - Part 1

Container orchestration tools do not always play nicely with database clusters. In this blog post, we are going to look into how to run a MariaDB Galera Cluster on Docker containers using the standard Docker image on multiple Docker hosts without the help of orchestration tools like Swarm or Kubernetes.

MySQL on Docker - How to Containerize Your Database - New Whitepaper

This whitepaper covers the basics you need to understand when considering running a MySQL service on top of Docker container virtualization.

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