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October 28, 2020

Migrating Google Cloud SQL for MySQL to an On-Prem Server

Google Cloud SQL for MySQL is a fully-managed database service that helps you set up, maintain, manage, and administer your MySQL relational databases on Google Cloud Platform. However, there are differences between Cloud SQL and...

October 23, 2020

An Overview of PostgreSQL 13 libpq sslpassword Connection Parameters

PostgreSQL since long has supported SSL connections and also certificate-based authentication mechanisms. Although nothing in this regard seems to be new for the PostgreSQL world. However, a small nagging issue for client connection (client-certificates based...

October 2, 2020

A Development & Operations Checklist for MongoDB

MongoDB operation and development checklists are meant to help database administrators avoid encountering issues in the MongoDB production environment. A Development Checklist should address issues such as... Schema design Data durability Replication Drives  Sharding  An...

September 23, 2020

MaxScale Basic Management Using MaxCtrl for MariaDB Cluster – Part Two

In the previous blog post, we have covered 4 basic management components using the MaxCtrl command-line client. In this blog post, we are going to cover the remaining part of the MaxScale components which are...

August 27, 2020

An Overview of Trusted Extensions in PostgreSQL 13

In my previous blog, we explored new capabilities of Logical replication with Partition tables in PostgreSQL 13. Needless to say that there are multitude of such features in the mentioned release which will soon enhance...

August 5, 2020

How to Support Your DevOps Team With Their Database Needs

DevOps, by a simple definition, is a person who has to perform an operational duty “the developer's way”. It's like a blending of two worlds - software development and system or database administration - for...

July 27, 2020

MariaDB Server Database Encryption Basics

Encryption is one of the most important security features to keep your data as secure as possible. Depending on the data that you are handling, not always it is a must but you should at...

July 21, 2020

MaxScale Basic Management Using MaxCtrl for MariaDB Cluster

In the previous blog post, we have covered some introductions to MaxScale installation, upgrade, and deployment using MaxCtrl command-line client. In this blog post, we are going to cover the MaxScale management aspects for our...

July 15, 2020

What's New in MariaDB MaxScale 2.4

MaxScale 2.4 was released on December 21st, 2019, and ClusterControl 1.7.6 supports the monitoring and managing up to this version. However, for deployment, ClusterControl only supports up to version 2.3. One has to manually upgrade...

July 13, 2020

Exploring Storage Engine Options for MariaDB

MariaDB Server was originally derived from MySQL and has therefore inherited its pluggable storage engine architecture. Different storage engines have different characteristics in terms of performance but also features and possibilities. This allows users to...

July 8, 2020

Introduction to MaxScale Administration Using maxctrl for MariaDB Cluster

MariaDB Cluster consists of MariaDB Server with Galera Cluster and MariaDB MaxScale. As a multi-master replication solution, any MariaDB Server with Galera Cluster can operate as a primary server. This means that changes made to...

June 12, 2020

Troubleshooting a MongoDB Sharded Cluster

In MongoDB, large data sets involve high throughput operations and this may overwhelm the capacity of a single server. Large working data sets implicate more stress on the I/O capacity of disk devices and may...

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