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Deploying & Configuring MongoDB Shards with Ansible

This blog provides an overview of how to deploy and configure a sharded MongoDB setup using the automation platform Ansible.

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.

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.

Become a MongoDB DBA - New Whitepaper

This new guide provides everything you need to bring a MongoDB stack into production from security to management to scaling.

Video: The Difference Between MongoDB Sharding and a MongoDB ReplicaSet

This video details the difference between a MongoDB ReplicaSet and a MongoDB Sharded Cluster in ClusterControl.

New MongoDB features in ClusterControl 1.4

ClusterControl 1.4 gives you more control over your MongoDB clusters. You can now easily convert replicaSets into Sharded Clusters, add/remove shards and perform other topology changes. We’ve also added some new advisors to keep track of replication lag and replication windows.

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Tips and Tricks - How to shard MySQL with ProxySQL in ClusterControl

Sharding can be a painful exercise. Databases need to be split on multiple servers, data migrated, and applications have to be tweaked to be aware of the shards. However, there are ways to make this less painful. This blog explains how to use ProxySQL to shard a table to another cluster in ClusterControl without changing your application.

Become a MongoDB DBA: MongoDB Sharding Ins & Outs - Part 2

In our previous post, we showed you how to shard your MongoDB databases and covered the theory behind it. But you are not done yet. How do you monitor the shards to make sure they are performing, and that data is distributed evenly between your shards? And how do you consistently backup your data across shards? This is our ninth post in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” blog series.

Sharding MySQL with MySQL Fabric and ProxySQL

This blog post shows you how to set up a sharded MySQL setup based on MySQL Fabric and ProxySQL.

Two Database Sharding Tools for MySQL

This blog post will introduce you to three different tools which are designed to help users shard their MySQL databases.

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