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Capacity Planning for MySQL and MariaDB - Dimensioning Storage Size

How much storage should we allocate to the database depends on how fast the database is expected to grow. It sounds like a simple question to answer, but there are a number of factors to consider before we can come up with an accurate answer. This blog post gives you some tips on how to plan and dimension storage size for your MySQL and MariaDB servers in production.

Webinar Replay: How to Design Open Source Databases for High Availability

Watch this webinar replay on how to design open source databases for high availability. From discussing high availability concepts through to failover or switch over mechanisms, we cover all the need-to-know information when it comes to building highly available database infrastructures.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Making your DB components HA via Load Balancers

There are various ways to retain high availability with databases. You can use Virtual IPs (VRRP) to manage host availability, you can use resource managers like Zookeeper and Etcd to (re)configure your applications or use load balancers/proxies to distribute the workload over all available hosts.

Getting Started with ProxySQL - MySQL & MariaDB Load Balancing Tutorial

Our ProxySQL Tutorial gives you everything you need to learn about in order to deploy, manage and maximize this exciting new database-aware load balancing technology.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Managing your Database Configurations

Learn about how to manage, alter and template your database configurations in ClusterControl for MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Transparent Database Failover for your Applications

This blog shows you how to make database failure and failover transparent to your applications, by using HAProxy or ProxySQL.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: MySQL Query Performance Tuning

In this blog post, we’ll look into how ClusterControl can help you solve problems related to query performance using the Query Monitor.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA - SSL Key Management and Encryption of MySQL Data in Transit

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to generate self-signed certificates using ClusterControl, and encrypt all data traffic e.g. within a Galera Cluster and between MySQL databases and its clients.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA - Deploying your Databases and Clusters

Many of our users speak highly of our product ClusterControl, especially how easy it is to install the software package. Installing new software is one thing, but using it properly is another. We all are impatient to test new software and would rather like to toy around in a new exciting application than to read documentation up front. That is a bit unfortunate as you may miss the most important features or find out the way of doing things yourself instead of reading how to do things the easy way.

How To Achieve PCI Compliance for MySQL & MariaDB with ClusterControl - The Replay

Sign up for the replay of this special webinar on how to achieve PCI compliance for MySQL & MariaDB with ClusterControl. Laurent Blume, Unix Systems Engineer & PCI Specialist and Vinay Joosery, CEO at Severalnines, discuss all the ins and outs of the PCI standards and provide user-experience level insight into how to achieve compliance.