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Failover for MySQL Replication (and others) - Should it be Automated?

This blog discusses whether automated failover should be used in a MySQL Replication environment setup.

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.

MySQL vs MariaDB vs Percona Server: Security Features Comparison

This blog post compares MySQL Community with Percona Server and MariaDB regarding their security features.

How to Secure Galera Cluster - 8 Tips

As a distributed database system, Galera Cluster requires additional security measures as compared to a centralized database. Data is distributed across multiple servers or datacenters, with significant data communication across nodes. This blog post covers some important tips to secure your Galera Cluster installation.

New Video - Ten Tips to Secure MySQL & MariaDB

This video details ten basic things you can do to ensure that your MySQL or MariaDB instances are secure.

MySQL on Docker - How to Containerize Your Database - New Whitepaper

This whitepaper covers the basics you need to understand when considering running a MySQL service on top of Docker container virtualization.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Securing your MySQL Installation (Updated)

During the life cycle of Database installation it is common that new user accounts are created. It is a good practice to once in a while verify that the security is up to standards. That is, there should at least not be any accounts with global access rights, or accounts without password. Using ClusterControl, you can at any time perform a security audit.