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November 6, 2023

What’s new in MongoDB 6

MongoDB 6.0 is a major release by MongoDB launched in July 2022. In the release, MongoDB introduced a bunch of new features and improvements aimed at removing complexity – so that users don’t have to...

November 1, 2022

Introduction to the Severalnines ClusterControl API and SDK – Part I

This is Part I of a multi-part Several9s blog series on how to use Severalnines' ClusterControl REST API client SDK to programmatically control ClusterControl in order to accomplish many facets of database life cycle management...

January 12, 2022

Best Practices for MongoDB Security

When it comes to managing database systems, one crucial aspect is database security. The failure to lay a good foundation for security for any database system may result in a data breach whereby a third-party...

August 6, 2021

Proactive MongoDB Monitoring (Developer Studio/Advisors angle)

ClusterControl has many metrics related to the database, replication, and also operating system. You can also monitor the process that runs inside the database through the opscounter in the Overview. If you enable Agent Based...

August 5, 2021

ClusterControl – Advanced Backup Management – MongoDB

Disaster recovery does not complete without a proper backup system. When something bad happens, the data could be restored by using the backup preferably with the latest one. We might want to avoid restoring the...

August 3, 2021

Most Popular NoSQL Databases Supported by ClusterControl

NoSQL ("not only SQL") is an approach to database design that enables the storage and querying of data outside the traditional structures found in relational databases. It was created to primarily deal with unstructured data...

July 20, 2021

ClusterControl runtime configuration options

When you install ClusterControl, it has a default configuration that maybe doesn’t fit your requirements so probably you will need to customize this installation. For this, you can modify the configuration files, but you can...

June 18, 2021

How to Configure AppArmor for MongoDB Replica Sets?

There are many sections and layers of security if we are talking about the hardening of databases. It starts from the encryption of the underlying storage disk, database access privileges, authentication, network access control, data...

June 17, 2021

How to configure SELinux for MongoDB Replica Sets

By 2025, the world will store approximately 200 zettabytes of data. That data will be stored either in public, private, on-premises or cloud storage, PCs, laptops, smartphones and also Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. On projection, the...

June 4, 2021

Managing Multiple Database Technologies with ClusterControl

Managing multiple open source database technologies in any environment can be a daunting task, especially if you have fewer resources. The scenario could be worse if deployment, monitoring, and other database management tasks are done manually....

June 1, 2021

6 Critical Components of Successful Data Governance

Properly established data governance means that you can make faster and smarter decisions. It sounds simple, but it requires you to build a set of processes and a culture that respects certain key principles. If...

June 1, 2021

Integrating ClusterControl with SNMP : Part Two

This blog post is a continuation of the previous part 1, where we have covered the basics of SNMP integration with ClusterControl. In this blog post, we are going to focus on SNMP traps and...

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