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November 16, 2020

Using the pt-pg-summary Percona Toolkit for PostgreSQL

The Percona Toolkit is a powerful, free, and open-source product developed by Percona. It is a collection of command-line tools that allow you to perform different MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and system tasks that, in general,...

May 1, 2020

My Favorite PostgreSQL Extensions – Part Two

This is the second part of my blog “My Favorite PostgreSQL Extensions” wherein I had introduced you to two  PostgreSQL extensions, postgres_fdw and pg_partman. In this part I will explore three more. pgAudit The next...

March 6, 2020

How to Easy Manage Database Updates and Security Patches

Database security requires careful planning, but it is important to remember that security is not a state, it is a process. Once the database is in place, monitoring, alerting and reporting on changes are an...

January 16, 2020

Why Did My MySQL Database Crash? Get Insights with the New MySQL Freeze Frame

In case you haven't seen it, we just released ClusterControl 1.7.5  with major improvements and new useful features. Some of the features include Cluster Wide Maintenance, support for version CentOS 8 and Debian 10, PostgreSQL...

December 9, 2019

Using Database Backup Advisors to Automate Maintenance Tasks

A disaster usually causes an outage, which can result in system downtime and potential loss of business-critical data. Once a blackout is detected, we trigger our disaster recovery plan to recover from it. But it...

November 11, 2019

9 ClusterControl Features You Won't Find in Other Database Management Tools

Ensuring smooth operations of your production databases is not a trivial task, and there are a number of tools and utilities to help with the job. There are tools available for monitoring health, server performance,...

March 27, 2019

Understanding the Challenges with Databases and DevOps

DevOps has become one of the fastest growing terms in IT for the past five years, and this comes to no surprise. DevOps is a term that is a compound of the words development and...

March 7, 2019

Benchmarking Managed PostgreSQL Cloud Solutions – Part One: Amazon Aurora

This blog starts a multi-series documenting my journey on benchmarking PostgreSQL in the cloud. The first part includes an overview of benchmarking tools, and kickstarts the fun with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. Selecting the PostgreSQL Cloud...

September 21, 2018

Operational Reports for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL & MongoDB

The majority of DBA’s perform health checks on their databases every now and then. Usually, it would happen on a daily or weekly basis. We previously discussed why such checks are important and what they...

August 20, 2018

Database Security Monitoring for MySQL and MariaDB

Data protection is one of the most significant aspects of administering a database. Depending on the organizational structure, whether you are a developer, sysadmin or DBA, if you are managing the production database, you must...

August 10, 2018

An Overview of Database Operational Reporting in ClusterControl

Operational Reporting provides support to the day-to-day enterprise activity monitoring and control. The purpose of this blog article is to get you more familiar with the operational reports available in ClusterControl. ClusterControl operational reports arm...

November 2, 2015

Understanding the MySQL Error Log

We are yet to see a software that runs perfectly, without any issues. MySQL is no exception there. It’s not the software’s fault - we need to be clear about that. We use MySQL in...

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