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MySQL on Docker: Building the Container Image

In this post, we will show you two ways how to build a MySQL Docker image - changing a base image and committing, or using Dockerfile. We’ll show you how to extend the Docker team’s MySQL image, and add Percona XtraBackup to it.

MySQL Docker Containers: Understanding the basics

In this post, we will cover some basics around running MySQL in a Docker container. It walks you through how to properly fire up a MySQL container, change configuration parameters, how to connect to the container, and how the data is stored.

Become a PostgreSQL DBA: Provisioning and Deployment

This post is the first in the “Become a PostgreSQL DBA” blog series and will cover provisioning and deployment.

Infrastructure Automation - Ansible Role for ClusterControl

This blog post shows on how to deploy ClusterControl using Ansible role for infrastructure automation.

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How ProxySQL adds Failover and Query Control to your MySQL Replication Setup

An overview of ProxySQL in a MySQL replication environment, and how ProxySQL adds features like failover and query control to the setup.

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Read-Write Splitting for Java Apps using Connector/J, MySQL Replication and HAProxy

In this blog post, we will play around with Java and MySQL Replication to perform read-write splitting for Java Apps using Connector/J.

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ClusterControl Developer Studio: automatically scale your clusters

This post describes how to automatically scale a MySQL Replication topology via advisors, written in the ClusterControl Developer Studio.

MySQL Load Balancing with ProxySQL - an Overview

An overview of ProxySQL, an SQL-aware load balancer for MySQL and MariaDB. This blog post explains the concepts behind ProxySQL, and goes through installation and configuration.

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nginx as Database Load Balancer for MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster

Nginx is well-known for its ability to act as a reverse-proxy with small memory footprint. It usually sits in the front-end web tier to redirect connections to available backend services, provided these passed some health checks. Using a reverse-proxy is common when you are running a critical application or service that requires high availability. It also distributes the load equally among the backend services.

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How to Deploy and Manage MaxScale using ClusterControl

We were delighted to announce that ClusterControl now supports MaxScale, the intelligent database gateway from the MariaDB team. In this blog, we will show you how to deploy and manage MaxScale from ClusterControl. We previously blogged about MaxScale, read it if you’d like a quick overview and introduction. We also published a quick benchmark of HAProxy vs MaxScale.

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