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543 blog posts in 13 categories

An Overview of the Serial Pseudo-Datatype for PostgreSQL

Introduction to the special implementation of PostgreSQL serial data types typically used for creation of synthetic primary keys.

Getting the Most Out of ClusterControl Community Edition

ClusterControl Community Edition is a database management system that can be used freely by database administrators and sysadmins to deploy and learn about different clustering solutions for MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL.

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How to Go Into Production With MongoDB - Top Ten Tips

Check out some of these top tips for going into production with MongoDB from selecting deployment options through to monitoring solutions.

A Guide to Pgpool for PostgreSQL - Part Two

Pgpool is a useful piece of software for connection pooling and load balancing. This is part two of the blog which provides information on failover and recovery.

How to Overcome Accidental Data Deletion in MySQL & MariaDB

Someone accidently deleted part of the database, or forgot to include a WHERE clause in a DELETE query, or dropped the wrong table. Things like that may and will happen, it is inevitable and human. But the impact can be disastrous. What can you do to guard yourself against such situations, and how can you recover your data?

Comparing Cloud Database Options for PostgreSQL

Looking to deploy your PostgreSQL database stack to the cloud? Here is some information to help you choose which cloud option is the best.

Cloud Database Features Comparison - Amazon RDS vs Google Cloud SQL

As more companies run their workloads in the cloud, cloud database services are increasingly being used manage data. Database services from the leading vendors share many similarities, but they have their own characteristics that may make them well-, or ill-suited to your workload. In this article, we are going to compare the database services from two of the leading cloud vendors - Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL.

Watch the Webinar Replay: How to Measure Database Availability

Watch Part 2 of our database high availability webinar special. In this session we focus on how to measure database availability. It is notoriously hard to measure and report on, although it is an important KPI in any SLA between you and your customers. We discuss the different factors that affect database availability and see how one can measure database availability in a realistic way.

How to do Point-in-Time Recovery of MySQL & MariaDB Data using ClusterControl

Point-in-Time recovery of MySQL & MariaDB involves restoring the database from backups prior to the target time, then uses incremental backups and the binlog to roll the database forward to the target time. This blog provides an overview of this new ClusterControl feature.

Visualizing your Cluster Topology in ClusterControl

Topology View provides a visual representation of your database nodes and load balancers in real time, in a simple and friendly interface and without the need to install any additional tools.