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New whitepaper - the DevOps Guide to database backups for MySQL and MariaDB

Check out our free new whitepaper on database backups, which discusses in detail the two most popular backup utilities available for MySQL and MariaDB, namely mysqldump and Percona XtraBackup.

MySQL on Docker: Deploy a Homogeneous Galera Cluster with etcd

Our journey to make Galera Cluster run smoothly on Docker containers continues. Deploying Galera Cluster on Docker is tricky when using orchestration tools. With this blog, find out how to deploy a homogeneous Galera Cluster with etcd.

Become a MongoDB DBA: MongoDB Sharding Ins & Outs - Part 2

In our previous post, we showed you how to shard your MongoDB databases and covered the theory behind it. But you are not done yet. How do you monitor the shards to make sure they are performing, and that data is distributed evenly between your shards? And how do you consistently backup your data across shards? This is our ninth post in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” blog series.

Announcing NinesControl: helping MongoDB and MySQL developers scale in AWS and DigitalOcean clouds

Today we’re announcing NinesControl, a database management cloud service, which enables developers to uniformly and transparently deploy and manage polyglot open source databases on any cloud, with no vendor lock-in.

Deploying and Monitoring MySQL and MongoDB clusters in the cloud with NinesControl

This blog shows you how to deploy and monitor MySQL Galera, MariaDB and MongoDB clusters on DigitalOcean and Amazon Web Services using NinesControl.

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Become a MongoDB DBA: MongoDB Sharding Ins & Outs - Part 1

This is our eighth post in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” blog series: how to scale writes with MongoDB.

Webinar Replay: Completing the MySQL Query Tuning Trilogy: working with optimizer & SQL tuning

This webinar was the third and last part of our webinar trilogy on MySQL Query Tuning, in which we discussed query tuning and related tools. In this trilogy we’ve covered SQL tuning, indexing, the optimizer and how to leverage EXPLAIN to gain insight into execution plans. Part 3 focussed on working with the optimizer and SQL tuning.

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Schema changes in Galera cluster for MySQL and MariaDB - how to avoid RSU locks

This post shows you how to avoid locking existing queries when performing rolling schema upgrades in Galera Cluster for MySQL and MariaDB.

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9 DevOps Tips for going in production with MySQL / MariaDB Galera Cluster: webinar replay

In this webinar, we will guide you through 9 key tips to consider before taking Galera Cluster for MySQL / MariaDB into production.

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ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Custom graphs to monitor your MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL systems

This blog post will show you how to add custom graphs to ClusterControl to monitor specific MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB or PostgreSQL metrics.