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Multi Datacenter setups with PostgreSQL

This blog details steps you can take to setup multi-datacenter setups for PostgreSQL.

Why is PostgreSQL Running Slow? Tips & Tricks to Get to the Source

This blog provides tips and tricks for identifying issues in your PostgreSQL setup and how to tune it to drive performance.

PostgreSQL Audit Logging Best Practices

This blog provides an introduction to audit logging, why you should do it, and specific tips for doing it on your PostgreSQL database environment.

Integrating PostgreSQL with Authentication Systems

This blog provides an overview of popular authentication systems based on LDAP, Kerberos and RADIUS, and how to integrate them with your PostgreSQL database.

Top PostgreSQL Security Threats

This blog details some of the most recent security threats to PostgreSQL and some tips and resources to keep your data secure.

PostgreSQL Management and Automation with ClusterControl - New Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides an overview of what it takes to configure and manage a PostgreSQL production environment and shows how ClusterControl provides PostgreSQL automation in a centralized and user-friendly way.

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Understanding Deadlocks in MySQL & PostgreSQL

Anyone who has written applications on top of MySQL or PostgreSQL probably has had to deal with concurrency problems at some point. This blog focuses on issues around database deadlock, a situation in which two or more transactions are waiting for one another to give up locks.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Safeguarding your Data

So now that you have your databases up and running and highly available, how do you ensure that you have backups of your data? You can use backups for multiple things: disaster recovery, to provide production data to test against development or even to provision a slave node. This last case is already covered by ClusterControl. When you add a new (replica) node to your replication setup, ClusterControl will make a backup/snapshot of the master node and use it to build the replica. 

A Guide to PGpool Part Three - Hints & Observations

Pgpool is a useful piece of software for connection pooling and load balancing. This is part three of the blog, which provides additional hints & observations by its author Vladimir Svedov to round up this topic.

Deploying Cloud Databases with ClusterControl 1.6

ClusterControl 1.6 comes with tighter integration with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, so it is now possible to launch new instances and deploy MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL directly from the ClusterControl user interface. This blog post shows you how.