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About cloud lock-in and open source databases

Severalnines CEO Vinay Joosery discusses key considerations to take when choosing cloud providers to host and manage mission critical data; and thus avoid cloud lock-in.

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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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We’re keeping the tills ringing at eCommerce platform vidaXL

Announcing our new customer, eCommerce platform vidaXL, who use ClusterControl to manage their MongoDB & MySQL database to help them compete with the world's largest e-commerce platforms.

Join our live webinar on how to scale and shard MongoDB

Learn in this new webinar how to scale and shard your MongoDB setup; and how to leverage ClusterControl to help you with that.

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High Availability on a Shoestring Budget - Deploying a Minimal Two Node MySQL Galera Cluster

Learn how to set up a Galera cluster with just 2 nodes and use Garbd to retain high availability.

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Webinar: Become a MongoDB DBA - Scaling and Sharding

In this third webinar of the ‘Become a MongoDB DBA’ series, we will focus on scaling and sharding your MongoDB setup.

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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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Database Cluster Management - Manual vs Automation via ClusterControl

Database Cluster management tasks include restart/recovery of services that fail, topology changes, reconfiguration, rolling upgrades, backups and performing security procedures. Since the tasks usually involve multiple servers, these can be repetitive and error-prone. This blog looks at efficiency gains when using ClusterControl to manage a MySQL Galera cluster as compared to manual ways.

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