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Migrating MySQL database from Amazon RDS to DigitalOcean

This blog post describes the migration process from EC2 instance to a DigitalOcean droplet

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.

MySQL in the Cloud - Online Migration from Amazon RDS to your own server (part 2)

It's challenging to move data out of RDS for MySQL. We will show you how to do the actual migration of data to your own server, and redirect your applications to the new database without downtime.

MySQL in the Cloud - Online Migration from Amazon RDS to EC2 instance (part 1)

RDS for MySQL is easy to get started. It's a convenient way to deploy and use MySQL, without having to worry about any operational overhead. The tradeoff though is reduced control.

MongoDB Tutorial - Top MongoDB Resources from Severalnines

Over the past year Severalnines has been developing blog content targeted at helping the MySQL DBA learn about MongoDB and how to integrate it into their database infrastructures.  Here is our top content from the recent past that can help you securely deploy and manage your MongoDB instances.

Video Interview with ProxySQL Creator René Cannaò

Severalnines sits down with ProxySQL founder and creator René Cannaò to discuss his product and the upcoming webinar MySQL & MariaDB Load Balancing with ProxySQL & ClusterControl.

MySQL on Docker: Composing the Stack

Docker 1.13 introduces a long-awaited feature called Compose-file support. Compose-file defines everything about an application - services, databases, volumes, networks, and dependencies can all be defined in one place.  In this blog, we’ll show you how to use Compose-file to simplify the Docker deployment of MySQL containers.

MySQL & MariaDB load balancing with ProxySQL & ClusterControl: introduction webinar

We’re delighted to be joined by ProxySQL’s creator, René Cannaò, to tell us more about this new MySQL & MariaDB load balancing proxy and its features. We will also show you how you can deploy ProxySQL using ClusterControl.

MySQL in the Cloud - Pros and Cons of Amazon RDS

Moving your data into a public cloud service is a big decision. All the major cloud vendors offer cloud database services, with Amazon RDS for MySQL being probably the most popular. In this blog, we’ll have a close look at what it is, how it works, and compare its pros and cons.

How to deploy and manage MySQL multi-master replication setups with ClusterControl 1.4

MySQL replication, while simple and popular, may come in different shapes and flavors. Master slave or master master topologies can be configured to suit your environment.  ClusterControl 1.4 brings a list of enhancements to deploy and manage different types of MySQL replication setups. This blog outlines the different topologies that can be deployed, the merits of each topology, and shows how each can be managed in a live environment.