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Percona Live Frankfurt 2018 - Event Recap & Our Sessions

Severalnines was a sponsor at 2018’s Percona Live Europe which was held in Frankfurt, Germany. This blog details our participation at the event and includes the slides from the sessions we presented.

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Effective Monitoring of MySQL With SCUMM Dashboards - Part 3

In this 3rd part of the blog series, we’ll discuss what ClusterControl’s new InnoDB Metrics and MySQL Performance dashboards have to offer. These dashboards provide a pretty in-depth view of MySQL performance. We’ll go through the different graphs, and see how a DBA can leverage them.

SQL Firewalling Made Easy with ClusterControl & ProxySQL

This blog describes how to use ClusterControl and ProxySQL to implement an SQL firewall in front of your database servers. The firewall uses a regular expression matching engine to inspect SQL statements going to the database through the proxy, and determines whether to allow, block, reroute or rewrite the incoming query.

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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.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL Replication with SCUMM Dashboards - Part 2

The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). Monitoring MySQL with SCUMM Part 1 adds the efficiency and productivity for a MySQL Database Administrator.

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.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL with SCUMM Dashboards Part 1


The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). SCUMM comes with a number of new dashboards that make database ops teams more efficient and productive. In this blog, we’ll look at how to leverage the MySQL Overview dashboard.

New White Paper on State-of-the-Art Database Management: ClusterControl - The Guide

Announcing the availability of our first white paper on ClusterControl, the only management system you’ll ever need to automate and manage your open source database infrastructure! Download ClusterControl - The Guide today!

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Introducing Agent-Based Database Monitoring with ClusterControl 1.7

This blog provides an overview of the new agent-based monitoring features for MySQL, Galera Cluster, PostgreSQL and ProxySQL in the ClusterControl 1.7 release.

Webinar Replay - Monitoring on Steroids for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB

In this webinar replay, we discuss how to effectively monitor distributed database clusters or replication setups for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB. We look at different types of monitoring infrastructures, from on-prem to cloud and from agent-based to agentless. Then we dive into the different monitoring features available in the free ClusterControl Community Edition - from time-series charts of metrics, dashboards and queries to performance advisors.