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April 19, 2021

Using Automation to Speed up Release Tests on Galera Cluster With ClusterControl

Release tests are typically one of the steps in the whole deployment process. You write the code, and then you verify how it behaves on a staging environment, and then, finally, you deploy the new...

April 9, 2021

How to Get Started With Database Automation

Database automation helps make complex and time consuming tasks simple and fast. The tasks most commonly and easily identified for automation are those that are time-consuming yet repetitive. These often consume productivity, and can affect...

April 2, 2021

Enforcing Role-Based Access Controls with ClusterControl

In Severalnines’ recent release of ClusterControl version 1.8.2 we have introduced a lot of sophisticated features and changes. One of the important features is the newly improved User Management System, which covers New User and...

March 31, 2021

Tips and Trick using Audit Logging for MariaDB

MariaDB’s Audit Plugin provides auditing functionality for not only MariaDB but MySQL as well (as of, version 5.5.34 and 10.0.7) and Percona Server. MariaDB started including by default the Audit Plugin from versions 10.0.10 and...

March 23, 2021

Tips and Tricks for Implementing Database Role-Based Access Controls for MariaDB

In a database management system (DBMS), role-based access controls (RBAC), is a restriction on database resources based on a set of pre-defined groups of privileges and has become one of the main methods for advanced...

March 18, 2021

Disaster Recovery for Galera Cluster Deployed to a Hybrid Cloud

Running a Galera Cluster in a hybrid cloud should consist of at least two different geographical sites, connecting hosts in the on-premises or private cloud with the ones in the public cloud. Whether you use...

March 17, 2021

Database Encryption: Why and Where You Need to Have Data Encryption

Database encryption provides enhanced security for your at-rest and in-transit data. Many organizations have started to look at data encryption seriously with recent security breach cases. In most cases, database servers are a common target...

March 16, 2021

The DevOps Open-Source Database Audit Manual – Everything You Should Know

Auditing is the monitoring and recording of selected user database actions. It is typically used to investigate suspicious activity or monitor and gather data about specific database activities. For example, the database administrator can gather...

February 24, 2021

Hybrid Cloud vs Full Public Cloud – Pros & Cons

Technology consumers and users have embraced cloud computing ever since its boom.  It implicates a very beneficial part nowadays to the technology on how humans use and interact with technology, especially the advent of IoT...

February 12, 2021

Running MariaDB in a Hybrid Cloud Setup

The term “hybrid” is popular  nowadays. Hybrid is used for vehicles, applications, financials, and also cloud. For example, in the vehicle's use case, the hybrid means combining the power of the gasoline engine with an...

February 11, 2021

Deploying a Hybrid Infrastructure Environment for Percona XtraDB Cluster

A hybrid infrastructure environment is a mix of active hosts residing on both on-premises and cloud infrastructures in a single operational or distributed system. Percona XtraDB Cluster, one of the Galera Cluster variants, can be...

January 30, 2021

Using Redis to Offload Galera Cluster from Session Management Data in Moodle

There is a huge demand for a highly available Moodle system to have a Galera Cluster as the database backend due to its growing popularity and robustness. Galera Cluster turns the popular MySQL and MariaDB...

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